Trump administration considers proposal that may send back more than 500,000 Indian tech workers
WASHINGTON: India may be looking at upwards of 500,000 of its "skilled" work force returning home from America if a proposal by the Trump administration not to extend H-1B visa of those waiting for permanent residency (Green Card) is implemented.
The Department of Homeland Security is said to be considering new regulations that would prevent H-1B visa extensions as part of President Donald Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" initiative promised during the 2016 campaign.
Because there is such a huge backlog of Green Card applicants, particularly for countries such as India and China, hundreds of thousands of workers from these countries spend 10-12 years in what is mirthlessly called H-1B hell or limbo. The small 'comfort' they currently have is they can remain in the US while the Green Card is being processed.
Wishindiabest Bird59491 day ago
Remove reservation, India will be great again.
Amit-Jaipur-1 day ago
BJP jumped with joy to say that Trump blocking financial aid to Pak was result of PM Modi's diplomacy. In the same manner PM should take credit for this debacle also. Paltry US aid blockage will not hurt Pak as much as this move will hurt India. BJP and PM Modi's should tread the path of grabbing undue credits very cautiously. Its a double edged sword.
Raheel Khan-1 day ago
It would be very interesting to see now the reaction if Indian who were comparing Trump with God just a day before on his tweet.
Rakesh-Bengaluru-1 day ago
yet another masterstroke by modiji!
Karansingh-Hyderabad-1 day ago
if this happens.. sudden influx of skilled workers will drive unemployment rates in India to a point where wages will fall thru the floor ..