The Trump administration has made rules to pay salaries of foreign professionals working in the US at par with local citizens. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
The US Labor Department has announced the final rule before President Donald Trump’s term ends. Under this, salaries of people living on other visas or green cards like H-1B in America will increase (Salary Hike). The Labor Department has made these changes to save the salary and job opportunities of American employees.
- January 14, 2021, 9:38 PM IST
Trump has made many changes in H-1B visa rules
Since the beginning of his term, President Trump has been talking of tightening the visa rules (VISA Rules) citing the jobs of American citizens. During this time, he also changed many rules. He first imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim countries. After this, even before the presidential election in October 2020, Trump had changed the rules related to H-1B visas (H-1B VISA) overnight and raised the standards related to allowances. Apart from this, many changes were also made in the terms of hiring foreign employees for companies.
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Joe Biden calls Trump’s immigration policies cruel
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, which allows foreign employees to be hired in American companies. Most technology companies in the US depend on this visa program to hire thousands of employees from India and China every year. However, Democrat leader Joe Biden has promised to lift the suspension on H-1B visas, saying that Trump’s immigration policies are cruel. Let me tell you that Joe Biden is about to take oath as the 46th US President on 20 January 2021.