Trump floats 'path to citizenship', says H1B changes coming soon

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H-1B visas are created to bring in foreign workers, especially ones with specialized knowledge of their field.

"H1-B (sic) 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", Trump said on Twitter. Trump, a Republican, has embraced changes to the immigration system to favor educated or highly skilled people. In the first two years of Trump's presidency, the administration had made it hard for H-1B visa holders over the extension and issuing of new ones.

H1-B visa, which is availed by a large number of Indians, is said to be simplified.

The proposal is created to increase by 5,340, or 16 per cent, the number of H-1B beneficiaries who hold advanced degrees from American universities. The changes were meant to "ensure our visa system benefits Americans and United States workers to the greatest extent possible and reinforces the administration's commitment to the legal immigration process", an official said on background.

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Donald Trump's tweet comes as a good news for Indian professionals, especially in the IT sector, who now have to wait for almost a decade to get a Green Card or permanent legal residency.

His promise on H1-Bs came just as Trump is pressing to build a wall on the Mexican border to keep out unauthorized immigrants and asylum seekers, most of whom are low-skilled, in a showdown with Congress that has triggered a shutdown of the federal government.

Last month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers that the USA should "endeavour to select the very best" among the applicants under the H-1B foreign work visa programme.

It would also entail a new electronic registration system meant to streamline the application process.

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Competition is tough for the temporary visas, which require a bachelor's degree.

Doug Rand, a former White House official in the Obama administration who worked on immigration issues, said the proposed changes to the lottery selection process were at best modest and at worst could cause chaos.

The President has said the wall will stem illegal immigration, and has long promised to deliver it after it was a key element of his campaign strategy. The dispute has led to a partial shutdown of the United States government that is now in its 21st day.

The Trump administration, she said, has stepped up its measures to detect employment-based visa fraud and abuse, but certain non-immigrant visa programmes need reform in order to protect American workers better.

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