Mary Flowers: “We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent.”
Indian nationals are by far the largest group of recipients of the 65,000 H-1B visas issued annually to new applicants under a cap mandated by Congress.
The immigration executive order signed by Trump temporarily halted the U.S. refugee program and imposed a 90-day suspension on people traveling from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru has expressed concern about shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela, mired in a deep economic crisis.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged in a telephone call to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov.
The lawmakers said the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2016 would close loopholes in the H-1B and L-1 visa programs, reduce fraud and abuse, provide protections for American workers and visa holders.
The hard feelings come at a bad time for Canada, as it tries to rally votes needed to ratify its trade deal later this year.
South Africa is considering a visa-waiver for India, China, Russia and other countries and visas on arrival.