November 27, 2020 | 6:05 AM IST
Visa Ban

174 Indians move court against Trump’s visa ban to enter US

About 174 Indian nationals, including seven minors, have filed a petition against the recent the United States of America’s decision on 10052’s H-1B/H-4 visa ban that restricts them from entering the US.

The petition was filed by lawyer Wasden Banias on behalf of the Indian nationals and it compels the Department of State to issue decisions on pending requests for H-1B and H-4 visas and to protect the professionals including those who have passed the labour certification process and possess approved immigration petitions.

The petition read, “The proclamation 10052’s H-1B/H-4 visa ban hurts the United States’ economy separates families and defies the Congress. While the two former points render it unseemly, the latter point renders it unlawful.”

The petition read, “This misguided attempt by the President to scapegoat immigrants for policy failures during the pandemic not only serves to hurt immigrants but dismisses the true problem of a broken work visa programme that is in desperate need of reform.”

Referring to Trump’s proclamation, the petition stated, “Throughout this administration, the president continued to lament the alleged abuses of the immigration while failing to address the systemic problems that have persisted and allowed businesses and employers to exploit and underpay immigrant workers, guest workers, and American workers.”

On 23 June, the US President Donald Trump had signed on a declaration banning the issuance of all H-1B visas and other types of work visas till December end. The proclamation came into effect from the very next day. 

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