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United States: To protect American workers and restore the integrity, the Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visas programme citing 'data' that more than 500,000 Americans have lost their jobs because of 'H1B non-immigrants'.

Latest News: To protect American workers and restore the integrity, the Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visas programme citing ‘data’ that more than 500,000 Americans have lost their jobs because of ‘H1B non-immigrants’.

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Trump administration imposes new curbs on H-1B Visas – File Pic ( Reuters )

This is the move, which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals and it also said to be aimed at better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners.

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The Department of Homeland Security announced the interim final rule by on Tuesday, less than four weeks ahead of the US presidential election, will narrow the definition of “specialty occupation” as Congress intended by closing the overbroad definition that allowed companies to game the system.

By closing all loopholes and preventing the displacement of the American workers, now it will require companies to make “real” offers to “real employees,” And finally, the new rules would enhance the department’s ability to enforce compliance through worksite inspections and monitor compliance before, during and after an H1-B petition is approved.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.