Trump administration allows H-1B holders to return for same jobs they had before visa suspension

Vastavam web: Trump administration has announced relaxations in H1B visa rules allowing them to enter the US if they return to the same jobs they had before the visa ban. The US Department of State advisory said dependents (spouses and children) will also be allowed to travel along with primary visa holders. The Trump administration, with respect to its relaxed rules, has allowed the travel of healthcare professionals, technical specialists, senior level managers and other workers who hold H-1B visas, saying it is necessary to facilitate the “immediate and continued economic recovery of the United States”.

“Travel supported by a request from a US government agency or entity to meet critical US foreign policy objectives or to satisfy treaty or contractual obligations. This would include individuals, identified by the Department of Defense or another US government agency, performing research, providing IT support/services, or engaging other similar projects essential to a US government agency,” the advisory stated.