India Says H1B Visa Suspension Likely To Affect Professionals

India said on Thursday that the proclamation by US President Donald Trump on H1B visas will affect the movement of skilled Indian professionals.

“We have seen the Proclamation issued by President Trump on June 22 temporarily suspending entry of certain categories of non-immigrant visa-holders & their family members till December 31, 2020”, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

This is likely to affect the movement of Indian skilled professionals who avail of these non-immigrant visas to work in the US, it said.

“We are assessing the impact of the order on Indian nationals and industry in consultation with stakeholders,” it added.

People-to-people linkages and trade & economic cooperation, especially in technology and innovation sectors, are an important dimension of the US-India partnership, the MEA said.

High-skilled Indian professionals bring important skill sets, bridge technological gaps and impart a competitive edge to the US economy, it said.

“They have also been a critical component of the workforce that is at the forefront of providing Covid-19 related assistance in key sectors, including health, information technology and financial services.

“The US has always welcomed talent and we hope our professionals will continue to be welcomed in USA in the future,” it said and that India has communicated this to the US.

Previous articleGoogle Shopping Ads Guide and AdWords Management to Reach Your Sales Targets
Next articleBus plunges off motorway bridge in Polish capital Warsaw killing 1
Arushi Sana is the Founder of Santerra Living and Co-Founder of NYK Daily. She was awarded the Times Power Women of the Year 2022 and Times Digital Entrepreneur of the Year 2023. Arushi is also a Sustainability Consultant for organisations looking to reduce their carbon footprint and also works with brands on social media to help them carve a presence in that niche. She holds a Degree in Computer Science Engineering from VIT University and a Diploma in Marketing Analytics from IIM Nagpur. Her interest in Sustainable Living and Interior Design led her to start a Sustainable e-Marketplace where customers can buy eco-furniture and eco-friendly products for everyday use. Arushi is a writer, political researcher, a social worker, a farmer and a singer with an interest in languages. Travel and nature are the biggest spiritual getaways for her, and she aims to develop a global community of knowledge and journalism par excellence through this News Platform.

Was it worth reading? Let us know.