Non immigrant like H1B H2B even L1 visas are pivotal to post covid 19 recovery. Technical companies to president trump
Reports from last week suggest that the US is considering a suspension of certain employment visa which it considers non essential and can be provided by the US population since Corona virus has left a lot unemployed.
Large business which depend on foreign labour are petitioning the government to reconsider it’s stands and allow skilled labour acquisition continue for the sake of the economy
“As the recent jobs report highlights, firms are anxious to get their employees back to work and the labour market is showing promising movement. The technology industry, including our foreign-born workers, are vital to sustaining these recovery trends,” Jason Oxman, President and CEO of ITI wrote. The US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue has concern as to wether the American public can provide the quantity and quality of labour needed for these companies to strive when work resumes
“An analysis of Bureau of Labour Statistics data in May 2020 showed that unemployment in computer-related occupations decreased in April 2020 to 2.8 percent from 3.0 percent in January 2020,” Oxman of ITI said in his letter.
In addition to the H-1B visas, the suspension could apply to the H-2B visa for short-term seasonal workers, the J-1 visa for short-term workers including camp counselors and au pairs and the L-1 visa for internal company transfers.
“The administration is currently evaluating a wide range of options, formulated by career experts, to protect American workers and job seekers especially disadvantaged and underserved citizens – but no decisions of any kind have been made,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley had said in a statement.