In the wake of India’s H1B visa row, US government said on Friday that the law on the H1B visa system had not changed and remained the same.
So far, no legislation has been passed on such visas, said acting deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asian Thomas Vajda.
Vajda said: “(There is) no change in the law today for H1B (visa) regime or system in the United States… President (Donald) Trump asked for the review of the H1B system…but no steps have been taken. Many changes in law, so many cases, require changes of legislation. But so far no legislation has been passed on H1B. For the moment, the system remains as it has in the past.”
US announced tougher rules for H1B and L1 visas after Mr.Trump was elected on protectionist grounds.