Some US lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticised the Trump adminisration’s reported plan to curb H-1B visa extensions that could result in self- deportation of an estimated 500,000-750,000 Indian Americans, saying the move would drain America of talent.
Any disruptive move on the visa front will be detrimental to both India and the US, software body Nasscom has said.
The proposed US Bill — Protect and Grow American Jobs — is riddled with “onerous conditions” and places “unprecedented obligations” on both Indian IT companies and clients using H-1B visas, software body Nasscom has cautioned.
A key Congressional committee has passed a legislation that proposes to increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders from USD 60,0000 to USD 90,000 and imposes a number of restrictions on the work visa that is popular among Indian IT professionals.
India has “very strongly” raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the US, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday.
A senior US official today sought to allay India’s concerns on the H-1B visa programme, which is being “reviewed” by the Trump administration, saying there are no “restrictions” in place.
The police have busted a fake call centre that was allegedly duping US citizens and arrested six persons from here.
California-headquartered customer experience software and services company 7 said it will hire more than 3,000 Digital Chat Agents (DCAs) in FY 2018 across its Bengaluru and Hyderabad delivery centres.
The Trump administration today welcomed IT giant Infosys’ decision to hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years as a “political victory”, saying it was a result of the US government’s “pro-growth economic agenda.”
Karnataka IT Minister Priyank Kharge today flayed the central government for continuously being “rhetorical” and claimed it did not have a concrete agenda to put an end to the H-1B impasse.