US Announcement: A Major Relief To H1B Visa Holders And Green Card Applicants.

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US Announcement: A Major Relief To H1B Visa Holders And Green Card Applicants.

Considering the difficult times of COVID-19, US government announced a grace period of 60 days to H1B visa holders and Green Card applicants for document submission. This announcement come as a major relief to all the Visa applicants. 

Earlier, Donald Trump made a typically confusing and widely misunderstood tweet relating to an immigration ban, to be put into place apparently due to COVID-19. After seeing the tweet and based on other comments made by Trump, many people thought that there would be a wide ranging ban on immigration.  

President Donald Trump said in a Tweet on April 20, 2020 that he will sign an executive order to “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States”, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The situation was clarified further on Wednesday in the Presidential Proclamation, when we found out that the ban would only apply for visa processing outside the US for certain green card applicants.  As it is difficult to gain entry to the US anyway this latest Trump Immigration Ban may not make that much difference at the moment.

The USCIS can issue a maximum of 65,000 H-1B work visas every year to highly skilled foreign workers. It can issue an additional 20,000 H-1B visas to those highly skilled foreign workers who have obtained masters or higher degrees from an American educational institution.

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