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H-1B Visa Rule to expire

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  • April 5, 2021
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H-1B Visa Rule to expire

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations 

In news

  • USA President Joe Biden has allowed the H-1B visa rule to expire.

Key takeaways 

  • In June 2020, former USA President Donald Trump halted the issuance of non-immigrant work visas of several types, including the skilled worker visa, or H-1B.
  • It was valid until March 31, 2021.
  • Its expiry order shall bring relief to a large number of Indian nationals, especially IT workers. 

Do you know? 

  • Until now, the U.S. issued 85,000 H-1B visas annually, of which 20,000 went to graduate students and 65,000 to private sector applicants, and Indian nationals would garner approximately 70% of these.

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