The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering to tighten H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 750,000 Indians.
The reports had said it was mulling to end extensions for H-1B visa holders.
The USCIS "is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States by changing interpretation of certain language in Section 104 C of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) statute that states that USCIS may grant the extensions," an official said.
This provides for H-1B extensions beyond the 6 year limit.
"Even if it were, such a change would not likely result in these H-1B visa holders having to leave the United States because employers could request extensions in one-year increments under section 106(a)-(b) of AC21 instead," Jonathan Withington, Chief of Media Relations at the USCIS said in a statement.
"The agency is considering a number of policy and regulatory changes to carry out the President's Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, including a thorough review of employment based visa programmes," Withington said.
The statement comes after last week's news report by US-based news agency McClatchy DC Bureau according to which the US was considering new regulations to prevent the extension of H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals.
The reported move was opposed by both the industry and several lawmakers.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies, a trade association of Indian information technology, had warned that any disruptive move on the visa front would be detrimental for both India and the US.
The USCIS has a Congressional mandate to issue 65,000 H-1B visas in general category and another 20,000 for those applicants having higher education -- masters and above -- from US universities in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with a shortage of qualified American workers.
Since taking office last January, the Trump administration has been talking about cracking down on the H-1B visa scheme.
During his election campaign, President Trump promised to increase oversight of H-1B and L-1 visa programmes to prevent its abuse.
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