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Experts: Trump's Extension of Visa Ban a "Time Bomb" and a "Mistake"

January 03, 2021 (1 min read)

Lubna Kably, Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Jan. 2, 2021

"The outgoing US president Donald Trump has extended the ban on H-1B and L-1 work visas through March ... [Cyrus] Mehta said Trump deliberately planted this time bomb for
Biden, knowing that it would be politically unpalatable to rescind the ban on day 1 since unemployment due to Covid-19 is still high. But at least the new ban’s shelf life is only till March
31, he noted. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice, Cornell Law School, said, “Barring temporary foreign workers from entering the country was a mistake in June. It remains a mistake today.” "