Trump promises US citizenship for H-1B visa workers: Media reports

US companies often use H-1B visas to hire graduate-level workers in several specialized fields, including information technology, medicine, engineering, and mathematics.

Jan 14, 2019 03:01 IST India Infoline News Service

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President Donald Trump said that he is mulling changes including a possible pathway to the US citizenship to foreigners holding H-1B visas, issued temporarily to highly educated immigrants, who work in specialty occupations such as technology or medicine, media reports stated.

As per media reports, Trump in a Twitter post stated that H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship.

Meanwhile, in 2018, the US hit the limit on the number of H-1B visas it could issue, 65,000, by the first week of April, media reports said citing the Department of Homeland Security.

US companies often use H-1B visas to hire graduate-level workers in several specialized fields, including information technology, medicine, engineering, and mathematics. The visas are heavily used in the tech sector.

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