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US Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Rules On H-1B Eligibility

BP World Bureau | Dec 02 2020 02:24:59 PM
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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.