Amidst the effect of coronavirus, here comes the news that might hit the technology industries of both India and the US.
Donal Trump, the US President, On Monday signed a declaration imposing a ban on H-1B and other non-immigration visas. President said that this ban shall continue till the end of 2020.
According to business associations, this move by the President will surely hit the technology industry of both countries. They further explained that the work of visas has been profitable for the technology industry for India and the US.
They have urged the President to reconsider the decision taken by him.
National Association of Software and Services Companies, a body of Indian IT industry, has also said that this ban can impose new challenges for them. They even said this will force more work to be done offshore.
They have urged the administrators to shorten the length of the restriction to 90 days.
The CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, has also tweeted against the proclamation as quoted, ” Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation-we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.”
The US report says that the proclamation will come in effect from 12:01 am ET on June 24.
Though everyone including Twitter’s vice president for Public Policy and Philanthropy, Americas, Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, and ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman, has also urged the President to rethink the decision.