Nationality and Immigration Act of 1965 in USA
- July 3, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Last month US government decided to temporarily stop issuing H-1B and H-4 visas along with a slew of restrictions on legal immigration
- In recent years, about 70 per cent of H1-1B visas have gone to Indian nationals.
- The burden of the suspension will fall mainly on US high-tech firms, and on Indian IT services firms that rely on temporary skilled migration for a part of their US operations.
Origin of Indians’ migration to USA
- Indians began to migrate to US in significant numbers only in the late 1960s after the passage of the Nationality and Immigration Act of 1965 by USA.
- The new law replaced the national origin quotas with distribution of visas with preferences based on family relationships and skills subject to caps for individual countries.
- Prior to that, there were restrictions on the immigration of Indians and of most other Asians. There were national origin quotas in immigration laws that favored countries of Northwestern Europe.
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