Over 7 lakh Indians techies working in US are hanging amid the changes proposed by Trump’s administration over H1B Visa, and if these changes are made, these Indian techies might be forced to return home from US. Amid this, Chairman of Mahindra Group – Anand Mahindra passed a strong welcome message.
In latest developments in the US, the Trump administration is considering to pass a proposal that can potentially affect Indian techies working in United States. The proposal stats intention of ending the provision of granting extensions to H-1B visa holders whose applications for permanent residency in US has been accepted. If this proposal is considered, an estimated 750,000 Indian H-1B visa holders could be sent home and it might happen since this will help US in generating more job opportunities for Americans; which is in absolute alignment with Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” vision.
Under current rules, foreign workers are allowed one three-year extension of the H-1B visa of three-year validity. And at the end of six years, if the worker’s Green Card application is pending, there are provisions for almost indefinite extension of the H-1B visa till such time the applicant’s Green Card processing is completed. But that could now be changed with the proposed memo. The idea is to create sort of ‘self-deportation’ of thousands of foreign – mostly Indian – techies working in the United States under H1B visa. This is seen as something that will throw out hundreds of families from US and forcing them to return to their home countries.
If that happens, then I say ‘Swagatam, Welcome Home.’ You’re coming back in time to help India Rise… https://t.co/HD2rhHRxJq
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 3, 2018
Amid this tension, Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, who is considered as one of the most active Indian businessman on Twitter, expressed his views on the topic. Mahindra tweeted a welcome message for all the skilled techies who may come back home if the change is made for H1B visa. The tweet passed a strong message saying, “If that happens, then I say ‘Swagatam, Welcome Home.’ You’re coming back in time to help India Rise…”. True story.