The Biden administration intends to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit this week to help some skilled workers enter or remain, making it easier for Indians to live and work in the United States. Reuters reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The State Department could allow a small number of Indians and other foreign workers with H-1B visas to renew their visas in the United States without traveling abroad as early as Thursday, one of the people said. A person familiar with the matter said the company may announce that it is possible. The pilot program may be expanded in the coming years. The Indian national is the most active user of her H-1B program in the United States, accounting for his 73% of her approximately 442,000 H-1B workers in FY2022.
[…] Each year, the U.S. government issues 65,000 H-1B visas to companies seeking skilled foreign workers and another 20,000 to workers with advanced degrees. The visa is valid for 3 years and can be renewed for another 3 years. Companies employing the most H-1B workers in recent years include India-based Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, as well as U.S. companies Amazon, Alphabet and Meta, according to U.S. government data. included. Once some temporary foreign workers are able to renew their visas in the U.S., resources will be freed up for visa interviews at foreign consulates, the spokesperson said. The pilot program will also include some workers with L-1 visas, which are available to those transferring to U.S. jobs within the company, one of the people said.