Trump to bring change in H1B visa process
Washington: United States of America (USA) president Donald Trump promised to bring changes in H1B visa process via a tweet on Friday.
He said “H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.”
While many hopeful immigrants were thankful after this tweet, it was also confusing for many.
It was unclear what Trump meant by a “potential path to citizenship” for H-1B visa holders. Since who already are eligible to be sponsored by employers for legal permanent residency, which would then make them eligible to become U.S. citizens.
When asked about Trump’s tweet, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesman Michael Bars provided a statement about a formal proposal in December for changes to the H-1B process, which are likely to become final later this year.
The H1B visa is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa for temporary workers. For this visa, an employer must be offered a job in the US. You can apply for your H1B visa petition with the US Immigration Department.