Trump should now talk about H1-B visa issue
It doesn’t make sense for his administration to take action that affects Indian tech workers, who barely cross US borders, especially when members of his cabinet portray India as a key ally and push for strategies. such as Indo-Pacific politics.
After months of setbacks over the growing restriction of the US visa regime, President Donald Trump gave Indian tech professionals a glimmer of hope by saying he wants many deserving people to come to the United States. It is very important, Mr Trump said, that people come on merit to help the United States. However, visa restrictions, which are part of Mr. Trump’s “America first” and “Buy American, Hire American” policies to ensure more jobs go to American citizens, have become an irritant in the US. relations between New Delhi and Washington.
India has been hit hard by the Trump administration’s changes to the H-1B visa regime that benefits thousands of tech workers. So much so that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue during the inaugural 2 + 2 dialogue between the two countries last month and called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take a “balanced view. and sensitive ”on the proposed modifications to the H-1B. diet that could have an impact on interpersonal bonds. Tech companies use the H-1B visa to hire tens of thousands of Indian and Chinese professionals for skilled occupations. But the Trump administration temporarily halted processing of bonuses for H-1B for erasing applications in 15 days for an additional fee, made the process of evaluating applications from computer programmers more stringent, and brought in more changes, such as doubling the minimum wage required. The Trump administration’s measures have already hit Indian tech companies, which rely heavily on the use of Indian engineers, and even American companies such as Amazon and IBM. Any move that forces them to increase the number of Americans will affect their bottom line.
It’s understandable that Mr. Trump is talking about being tough on the US borders to keep out those he calls “criminals” – this is the kind of speech that has made him endearing to his base. Support. But it doesn’t make sense for his administration to take measures that affect Indian tech workers, who barely cross US borders, especially when members of his cabinet portray India as a key ally and push for calls. strategies such as Indo-Pacific politics. As the US restrictions took effect, more and more Indian tech professionals began to seek opportunities in Canada and European countries, although the United States continues to be the promised land for them. The United States clearly does not have enough skilled tech workers, and Mr. Trump could show he will talk about more merit people by reconsidering his plans to change the H-1B visa regime.