Trump administration has made it more difficult for the renewal of H-1B Visa

Vastavam web: In a new directive, the Trump administration has made it more difficult for the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1, popular among Indian IT professionals, saying that the burden of proof lies on the applicant even when an extension is sought.Rescinding its more than 13-year-old policy, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that the burden of proof in establishing eligibility is, at all times, on the petitioner.Under the previous policy, if a person was once found to be eligible for a work visa initially, they would usually be considered for extension of their visa.
Now during every extension, they need to prove to the federal authorities that they are still eligible for the visa they apply for.William Stock, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said that the change is being made retroactively to people already living in the country and not just to new visa applicants.”The burden of proof in establishing eligibility is, at all times, on the petitioner,” the USCIS said.
The new policy is in line with the Trump administration’s goal to protect American workers from discrimination and replacement by foreign labour, NumberUSA website said.