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Source: tech.firstpost.com – Monday, January 30, 2017
It looks like the Trump administration is on an executive order passing spree. After it emerged that US President Donald Trump passed an executive order halting the arrival of all refugees into the US for 120 days, another executive order has been accessed by Bloomberg . According to this new order drafted by Trump’s administration, there could be an overhauling of the work-visa program which technology companies depend on to get workers from abroad to work in the US. According to the order accessed by Bloomberg , the draft proposal states that US immigration policies should be designed and implemented “…to serve, first and foremost, the US national interest. Visa programs for foreign workers … should be administered in a manner that protects the civil rights of American workers and current lawful residents, and that prioritizes the protection of American workers — our forgotten working people — and the jobs they hold.” According to latest developments, the US House of Representatives, has already called for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $130,000 (approx Rs 89 lakhs) making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India. Numbers point that Indian companies are a job-generator in the US Recently, R Chandrasekhar, president of Nasscom had said that the industry requires high-skilled workers which are not available in the US . He sa

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