TRUMP AND THE VISA QUESTION
The new year began with a jolt for Indians working in the United States on H1B visas, as the department of homeland security was reportedly considering new rules to prevent extensions. The H1B is a six-year work permit. During this time, visa-holders apply to become permanent residents. But with wait times for certain nationalities, including Indians, far exceeding six years, H1B extensions are essential to maintain legal status. Preventing extensions would force Indians waiting for their green cards to leave the US. Fortunately for them, the Trump administration has buckled under pressure and backed off from making immediate policy changes.