H-1B visas: Jaitley stresses Indians’ role in US


INDIA’S finance minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of H-1B visas with US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross as he highlighted the role of highly skilled Indian professionals in America, Indian officials said. Earlier this week, US president Donald Trump said he was looking to stamp out “abuses” of the time-limited work permits, which are widely used in the US high-tech sector. Intended for scientists, engineers and computer programmers, H-1B visas have become an important gateway for many Indian prefessionals drawn to Silicon Valley. The United States issues 85,000 each year. Jaitley met Ross yesterday (April 20) in Washington DC,…

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