Can Indian Student Move To USA Now?
By MEHER ONISA : 17-Dec-2016
Q. WHAT ARE THE NEW US VISA RULES LAID ON MAY 2016? A. The United States federal government and the Department of Homeland Security has changed rules for non-immigrant student visas making them eligible to stay for 3 years after finishing their degrees. Students earning degrees only in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields from accredited institutes and those recruited by E-Verify employers are only eligible for the optional practical training program.
Q. IS TRUMP CABINET TO IMMOBILIZE OPT, F1 AND H1B?
A. Jefferson Sessions, the chairperson of the Immigration Subcommittee has coined American Jobs First Act 2015’ for employment of the Americans.Jeff and the Texas senator Ted Cruz endorsed Trump’s policies of eliminating H1B and OPT work authorization. The bench will impose tempest conditions for prohibiting employment authorization document (EAD) to F1 and OPT.
Cruz admits: “I intend to impose a moratorium on the H1B program and audit every company that has received visas to determine whether they’re abusing the program and if they’re abusing the program, they will face prosecution.
Q. DOES TRUMP’S ANTI-IMMIGRATION RHETORIC BENEFIT AMERICANS?
A. The Anti-immigration rhetoric acted as the pace-maker for Trump in the ugliest election. Trump had been propagating his phraseology: “a nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.” In his manifesto,Trump will be processing cutbacks on H1B visa permit so that companies are less likely to hire cheaper workers in America.
Q. IS TRUMP’S NON-IMMIGRATION POLICY HELPFUL FOR THE US ECONOMY?
A. Trump’s plan on the employment front will have a trickling effect in the American Economy. His needle focus is on job creation which means bringing those lost jobs back to first hand Americans that were once gone to the non natives of the country. Trump is going ahead for sourcing out an ideal employee market in such a way that the unemployment rate of the US citizen will automatically fall. The immigration bench is to impose harsh conditions for prohibiting employment authorization document (EAD) to anyone on F1 status or OPT. The bench has made it apparent that it will plan to immobilize and place a moratorium on the H-1B program, until verification is conducted on firms hiring workers on visas.
Q. IS J-1 VISA A SOURCE OF CHEAPER LABOUR?
A. Foreign student workers will be affected with the scrapping and replacing of the J1 visa. Each year 300,000 students fly to America on a cultural exchange programme under the J1. There is no set wage for workers who are hired under the J1 visa. Henceforth, many companies prefer to employ the cheap labour or foreign students rather than American citizens.This factor is wholly responsible for the rise in the country’s unemployment rate.
Q. WHAT IS LAY-OFF & COOL-OFF PERIOD?
A. This policy is articulated for preventing an employer from bringing in an H1B worker to USA within 730 days of a strike, layoff or other involuntary employee terminations.
Q. HOW LIKELY IS THE CUTDOWN OF VISAS AND GREEN CARDS UNDER TRUMPISM?
A. If you’re hoping to go to Silicon Valley after your graduation you may need to think twice about it. Trump’s visa restrictions would hire American citizens over other overseas candidates. With Trump planning to shun issuing of the Green Cards, your prospects of becoming an American citizen one day could be shattered.
Q. DOES TRUMP IMPLIMENT ‘EXTREME VETTING’ OF MUSLIMS AND OTHERS?
A. Trump has opinionated that he would introduce a ban of all Muslims entering the country to protect his fellow Americas Trump discriminated Muslims throughout his campaign following the past terror attacks in the USA and Europe.
Q. HAS USA ENROLL 1 MILLION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN 2015?
A. According to statistics, yes the US becomes the first country to offer the visas to over 1 million overseas students belonging to China, India and South Korea. Immigration levels in USA are all time high. By adding restrictions to visas, Trump is now prioritising American professionals over foreigners.
Q. IS THERE A CONSIDERABLE DROP IN THE INDIAN STUDENTS WITH THE DEVALUATION and Demonetisation?
A. The number of Indian students enrolling in US universities has registered a decline in the upcoming academic season starting January 2017. This was the result of the devaluation of the Indian currency against the dollar.
Q. WHY INDIAN PUPIL SPARKING TOWARDS CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES?
A. Academics suggest that Canada is one among the countries to gain market share in overseas students. Even the real Americans are looking to study or work in Canada with Donald Trump victory.
Google searches records that ‘College Canada’ and ‘University Canada’ were largely explored by millions of browsers recently.
Q. SHOULD INDIANS BE AFRAID OF TRUMP?
A. Not at all. But be aware of him.
Q. WILL TRUMP ACT AGAINST INDIAN AMERICAND?
A. Yes! Trump is a so called Native Americans who is insolent, uneducated and a stinking rich personality. He is most discriminate in nature. He is unbiased towards other nationals including Indians.
Q. WHY IS TRUMP NOT A GOOD CHOICE FOR INDIAN AMERICANS?
A. There are a bunch of reactionaries among the Indian American Group. The right-wing Hindu Indian nationalists or the anti-Muslims throw their support on Trump. But IMG is a small minority group that secretly believes Trump to be nothing than a crude person.
Q. IS TRUMP AN AMERICAN VERSION OF INDIAN PM MODI?
A. PM Modi is a well cultured individual of morals. He measures every word that goes out of his lips. He is wise in his speech delivery and is sensitive to others feelings. On the other hand, Trump is an arrogant fellow who is reported to have used filthy slangs and abbreviations like Fk.., bs..,ps..on women. Just because he forms an affluent circle, he feels that he owns the license to do whatever he wants.
Q. WHY ARE INDIAN GROUPS SUPPORTING TRUMP?
A. Remember that all the negative elements of the society get good coverage. Yes many Americans supported Trump but trust me they are not racists unlike him. We Indians should observe a few things that Trump is only worried about jobs for American born. Trump admitted that the Indian students shouldn’t be kicked out of USA. Now don’t be happy reading these lines because Trump is a double edge sword and highly diplomatic in his approach.The anonymous Indian American segment who supported Trump doesn’t wish to be named openly or even disclose their reasons for backing him in his victory.
Q. DONALD TRUMP NOT ALLOWING INDIANS TO GET SETTLED IN USA?
A. Trump is against those people who are illegally settled and working without permit in his country. Trump just want to give the best to his fellow Americans. His government will just make getting H1b visa difficult as he would set the minimum wage limit for cracking the visa.
Q. ARE INDIAN STUDENTS FUTURE IN USA JEOPARDIZED?
A. Trump’s immigration reform is quite concerning for students who wish to travel, work and study in USA.With visa diminution and priority of American workers over other candidates the future of the Indian youth in the USA could be jeopardised.
Q. ARE INDIANS STILL PLANNING TO HEAD TO SILICON VALLEY?
A. Yes many students including Indians are carefully watching what the Trump administration will bring to them.They are eventually deciding not to go to the US for studies. Logically they are aware of the fact that they would not obtain a visa or they do not agree with the new political atmosphere of the country under Trump’s regime.