Modi urges US to keep an open mind on visas for skilled workers


India prime minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Tuesday (21) to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian workers, in comments that pushed back against Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric on jobs. Modi’s comments reflected concern that India’s $150 billion IT services industry would suffer if the United States curbs the visas, known as H-1B, it relies on to send its software experts to the United States on project work. “The prime minister referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the American economy and society,” Modi’s office said in a statement after…

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