11 Jan H1-B visa employees might quickly get US citizenship, guarantees Donald Trump
President Donald Trump mentioned his administration is altering a international employee visa program to incorporate a extra direct path to citizenship, as he wrestles with Democrats in Congress over funding for his border wall to discourage unlawful migrants from getting into the US.
“H1-B holders in america can relaxation assured that adjustments are quickly coming which can carry each simplicity and certainty to your keep, together with a possible path to citizenship,” Trump mentioned Friday on Twitter. “We need to encourage proficient and extremely expert folks to pursue profession choices within the US”
The H1-B visa program permits US corporations to rent international employees in some expert occupations. Trump had mentioned final yr that his administration plans to overtake this system. He didn’t supply specifics on Friday.
The tweet got here as a partial authorities shutdown enters its fourth week amid an deadlock over Trump’s demand that lawmakers to allot $5.7 billion for building of his proposed wall alongside the US-Mexico border, a central 2016 marketing campaign promise. Trump repeatedly mentioned in the course of the election that Mexico would pay for the wall however backtracked from that place Thursday and is claimed to be contemplating tapping emergency catastrophe funds as an alternative.