How U.S. Court Ruling on Immigration Reforms Affects H1-B Holders

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that the recent federal court ruling to uphold a stay on some of President Obama’s immigration reform plans will not affect those on high-skilled U.S. work visas, because the lawsuit only pertained to the program that shielded millions from deportation. Some changes included allowing the spouses of certain H1-B visa holders to work in the U.S. and reducing the time taken to issue green cards. The president’s executive actions was welcomed by India’s outsourcing technology industry, which earns billions of dollars sending Indian engineers and programmers to the U.S. and has been demanding America raise the ceiling on the number of skilled-worker visas it issues every year.

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