After US President Donald Trump's decision to suspend H-1B visas and other working visas until the end of the year, now US lawmakers have said the decision will cause major damage to Asian high-skilled employees as well as American businesses that depend on migrant workers.
MP Judy Chu said, "The decision will affect such highly skilled workers in Asia who use the H-1B visa system extensively." Eighty percent of H-1B visa holders in the US are from Asia. "Describing the migrants as important to the American economy, she said that they are essential not only in agriculture and medical sectors but also for businesses and academies. Chu said, "If we want to revive our economy hit by the COVID-19 global epidemic, we cannot stop immigrants." The President's order puts his politics above the needs of our country in the election year. " She said that this Presidential order is putting the migrants at risk at a time when hate crimes are increasing.
President of the 'American Judicial Committee' and MP Jerrold Nadler, along with the Chairman of the Immigration and Citizenship Committee, Joe Lofgren said in a joint statement that Donald Trump is once again abusing the law in an attempt to divert the attention of the American public from his failure to deal with the COVID-19. Apart from this, MPs Ana Ji Eshu and Philemon Vela also condemned the order.
Defending his decision, President Trump has once again reiterated that Americans need jobs. He told reporters in San Luis, Arizona, that his government's priority right now is to employ Americans. Trump said the overall unemployment rate in the country nearly quadrupled between February and May. It is necessary to overcome it.