CALIFORNIA, US: US judge threw out two rules proposed by the Trump administration to narrow eligibility for H-1B visa aspirants.
The administration proposed a law raising salaries in an effort to make it tougher for companies, mostly in IT, to use this short-term employment programme to hire foreign workers in a bid to protect the job opportunities for local Americans.
Northern District of California Judge Jeffrey S. White ruled that the changes were introduced in a hurry and did not abide by the usual transparency obligations.
The administration wanted to rush it amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to save local people's jobs.
This rule would have affected Asia based workers including Indian nationals.