IT Firms Breathe Easy as Trump Proposes Merit-Based Immigration | In the News

Peter Bendor-Samuel, a global technology researcher, said Trump is “holding out a small olive branch to immigrants” and will stick to his American first protectionist stance. “Trumps statements pertaining to a merit-based system for immigration provided hope to Indians seeking to emigrate to the US with advanced degrees. However, it is unlikely that it signals less hostility toward the current H1-B system.”

Trump has been “very clear that he is seeking to eliminate the ability of services firms to utilize H1-B and L1 visas as a bridge to taking US jobs off-shore”, said Bendor-Samuel, adding “this position is gaining considerable support from both political parties”.

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