India’s techies fear US crackdown on high-skilled visas


Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States but fears that president Donald Trump will crush his life ambition. The 19-year-old worries that Trump’s crackdown on immigration will include restrictions on so-called H-1B visas, which India’s IT sector uses to send thousands of highly-skilled workers to America every year. Analysts say the issue also threatens to sour Trump and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s burgeoning relationship. The leaders have extended mutual invitations to visit their respective countries but are heading for a clash on visas. “I had always dreamt about going…

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