H-1B visa holders in the US may soon be able to apply for US citizenship. At least that is what the US President Donald Trump implied through a tweet.
In a statement posted recently on Twitter, President Trump assured H-1B holders that the changes that are soon to be implied to the H-1B visa program would bring both, simplicity and certainty to their stay in the US.
“H-1B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the US,” Trump tweeted.
Shortly after Trump became the most important person in the US, in the early 2017, he signed an executive order to review the H-1B visa program.
“H-1B Visas should be given to the most skilled and highest paid applicants and they should never be used to replace Americans,” Trump said upon signing the order. Since then, the application process for H-1B visa has become more difficult.
The latest tweet on H-1B visa program by Trump has confused many. Whether this is a positive move responding to entreaties from business leaders concerned about the direction of US immigration policy under his administration, or a political move, will be known in the future.
Leaders of tech companies have complained several times last year about the H-1B process becoming more difficult for them and foreign highly skilled workers.
The President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft Brad Smith, claimed himself that if the widely discussed warned changes for the H-1B visa and H-4 visa come into force, Microsoft could move some of the jobs abroad.