A few Indians have joined in the ongoing litigation that is challenging the COVID-related travel ban to the U.S. The amended complaint was filed with a federal court in Washington, D.C. to include the travel ban for those physically present in India. While green card holders were exempt from the travel ban, it has strongly affected those with H-1B or H-4 dependent visas who were visiting India for various reasons, including to take care of sick family. The only exception clause within the ban was for those who had U.S. children still in the country. According to immigration experts, the government is erroneous in determining that some visa holders – such as green card holders and students – are allowed to enter the U.S., but other visa holders – such as H-1B and H-4 – are not.
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posted on: June 7, 2021