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Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension policy

The Announcement By The US Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) Came Days After Reports Emerged That The Trump Administration Was Considering Tightening H-1B Visa Rules That Could Lead To Deportation Of 7,50,000 Indians.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 09 Jan 2018, 05:38:24 PM

New Delhi:

In a relief for Indian techies, US authorities on Tuesday said that the Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country.

The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians.

The reports had said it was mulling ending extensions for H-1B holders.

The USCIS "is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States by changing the interpretation of section certain language in Section 104 C of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) statute that states that USCIS may grant the extensions," an official said.

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First Published : 09 Jan 2018, 02:23:46 PM

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