- The H1-B Visa lasts 6 years, with an optional 3-year renewal.
- A year’s worth of data storage of ALL the H1-B visas is a gibabyte or less.
- The H1-B data in government computers is very valuable for research purposes
- These are temporary records and will now be deleted after 5 years.
The “most open, most transparent administration EVAR” is going to delete valuable records on current visa holders before the visas expire*. Because reasons. Hand waving and shaking of heads, and there you go. There’s nothing untoward here, and CERTAINLY no shenanigans about which you should be concerned.
*One would hope that the not-entirely-clear article is talking about deleting data 5 years after the visas expire. One ought not to get one’s hopes up too high. As I was telling the Zoo just this morning, the Dunning-Kruger effect is why it’s hard to tell if the people running the country are just bad at running the country, or just bad.