The US cannot stop issuing visas during travel restrictions: Court

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According to the report of NorthJersey.com, the decision came on a petition filed in the court by a group of immigration law companies and some individuals with the support of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The State Department refused to issue visas during the pandemic.

Washington, Pretr. A US judge has ruled that travel restrictions cannot be used to deny visas to eligible people, including Indian technical professionals. This is illegal. Federal Judge James E Basberg on Tuesday put a stay on the State Department's rule not to issue visas to travelers coming from other countries. However, it is yet to be ordered by the judge as to how the visa-issuance process should be initiated.

According to the report of NorthJersey.com, the decision came on a court petition filed by a group of immigration law companies and some individuals with the support of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The State Department refused to issue visas during the pandemic. One of the lawyers who filed the petition tweeted, "In the appeal, it was said that the ban on travel does not mean a ban on visas."

The court order said that it is illegal to use these travel restrictions by the Ministry of External Affairs to stop the processing of visas of eligible travelers to prevent the spread of infection of Kovid-19. Former President Donald Trump and the President Joe Biden administration imposed travel restrictions aimed at containing the covid-19 epidemic. Its purpose was to prevent non-permanent residents from entering the US.

Many types of restrictions are still in force on travelers from India, China, Iran, South Africa, UK, and Ireland, etc. Those most affected by the travel restrictions were those who work in US technology companies and the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sector. However, given this, at the end of last month, the US has allowed the entry of those people who have taken both doses of the covid vaccine.

The report said that a large number of Indian technology workers had returned to their homes during the second wave of Corona caused by the Delta variant in India. During this, he got stuck there after the Biden administration imposed a travel ban. American companies rely on H-1B visas to hire thousands of employees from India and China