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Unstamped visa holders, new applicants in a fix over Trump's order

Around 1,500 non-resident Indians, who travelled for family emergencies and annual vacations are stranded in India since the lockdown

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H-1B visas are meant for immigrant workers in specialty occupations while H4 visas are issued for their dependent immediate family members

Sai Ishwar Mumbai
In February, 30-year old Anjali, an H4 visa holder, came to Hyderabad to attend to her ailing father, who eventually passed away. Soon after, when she was scheduled to have her visa stamped, India enforced the first lockdown on March 25, and the US Consulate in the country also shut down. 

"I'm waiting for my visa to get stamped and hoping to reunite with my husband and five-year-old son back in New Jersey. The separation is taking a toll on my son's psychological state," says Anjali, who sees no end to her ordeal with US President Donald Trump's latest proclamation on

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 7:24 PM IST

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