US President Donald Trump has temporarily banned the issuance of green cards and the issuance of work visas to foreign employees, which will remain in effect until the end of this year.
The new order states that the issuance of work visas issued in certain categories has been stopped while millions of foreign workers will be affected by the order.
According to reports, H1B category technology firms and other foreign employees will be affected.
The ban has been imposed by the US president until the end of this year.
The White House, meanwhile, says the move will provide jobs for locals to revive the US economy.
In a press briefing, the administration said that 525,000 people would be affected by the new policy while 170,000 people would be affected by the extension of green card issuance period.
The decision by the US president will affect Indians working in technology firms on H1B category visas the most, while restrictions will also apply to holders of H2B visas.
It will also affect people working in the hospitality-related sectors (air hosting, hoteling, catering, etc.), food industry and health.
Critics say the Trump administration is tightening immigration laws based on the corona virus.
On April 21, US President Donald Trump announced an executive order temporarily banning immigration to the United States.
In a tweet, Donald Trump said, “I am going to sign a decree banning immigration to protect against the invasion of the invisible enemy (corona virus) and to protect the jobs of our great American citizens.”
He says the corona virus has left 22 million people unemployed in the United States.