The U-turn by the Trump administration comes following a nationwide outrage against its July 6 order and a series of lawsuits filed by a large number of educational institutions, led by the prestigious Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Debbie Abrahams, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, claimed she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and friends but her visa was revoked without explanation.
M P Madhusoothanan, 63, said his wife Rohini Perera, 58, was under treatment for mental illness, after the illegal status of the family, who live in Sharjah, was reported in a section of the media during the visa amnesty.
The US has reduced visa validity for Pakistani citizens from five years to 1 year, whereas journalists and media persons will not be allowed to stay in the country for over three months without renewing the travel permit.
The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
About 600 foreign students, 90 per cent of them Indians, had enrolled themselves with a fake University of Farmington floated by the US authorities under a sting operation. More than 80 per cent of these students were from the two Telugu states.