Due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the number of temporary work visas “are an extraordinary threat to employment” of Americans, said trump. In this regard, their results will be withheld until the end of the year
The United States has suspended until the end of 2020, the issuance of a number of temporary work visas. The corresponding decree was signed by President Donald trump, the document published on the White house website.
“Temporary workers often accompany their spouses and children, many of whom also compete with American workers. Under normal conditions, a properly organized program of temporary employment can benefit the economy. But in an emergency the economic downturn caused by the outbreak COVID-19, some nonimmigrant visa program to allow such employment, present an extraordinary threat to the employment of American workers,” said trump.
Under restriction were the following visas:
- H-1B visa that allow to work in USA for foreign qualified professionals, mainly in the field of technology;
- visa H-4 family members of holders of H-1B visa;
- seasonal workers visa H-2B;
- visa L-1 for official intra-company transfer for executives, managers and professionals. These visas allow you to move from a foreign company to its subsidiary or branch in the United States to work on a temporary basis;
- some J-1 visa for cultural and professional exchange.
At the same time, those workers who are already in the United States, under the restrictions imposed do not fall.
The unemployment rate in the United States on the background of the pandemic coronavirus reached in April to 14.7%, which was the worst result since the great depression, reported The US Department of labor. Without work then was 20.5 million people. In may the figure decreased to 13.3%.
To protect Americans who have lost their jobs due to the effects of coronavirus, trump at the end of April signed the decree on the suspension of immigration to the United States. The restriction will be in effect at least 60 days and a decision on its withdrawal or extension will be made based on the situation on the labor market, noted in the White house. Medical and other employees whose assistance is needed to combat the outbreak of coronavirus, the restriction does not affect.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus has infected 2.3 million people, victims of the disease become 120,3 thousand inhabitants. According to both indicators, the country is in the world in the first place.
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