Australians possessing H-1 B and L1 visas in the US are vulnerable to Trump’s new US visa restrictions.
News reports suggest that the change has caused a sudden increase of Australian tourists being stopped and turned away at US borders up and down the country. There are fears that a large number of Australian citizens may be barred from working in the States. This is because the J1 visa program is also under review, with foreigners set to be banned from accessing US visas as tourist workers, live-in childcare workers, summer camp counsellors, interns and trainees.
According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal, Australians most likely to be hit by US visa restrictions are those completing ‘on-the-job professional training, such as healthcare workers.’