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The Global Eye: Immigration and H-1B visa laws, experts discuss what lies ahead after November 3

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For the last six months we have seen changes to US immigration rules to restrict entry of foreign workers who according to the Trump administration may undercut Americans in the job market. The recent interim H-1B visa rules are a case in point. While the overall trajectory of Indo-US ties remains positive a lot depends on who wins the presidential election to be held on November 3.

For the last six months we have seen changes to US immigration rules to restrict entry of foreign workers who according to the Trump administration may undercut Americans in the job market. The recent interim H-1B visa rules are a case in point. While the overall trajectory of Indo-US ties remains positive a lot depends on who wins the presidential election to be held on November 3.
Tackling China and enhancing ties with between the US, India, Japan and Australia were priorities outlined by US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun during his recent visit to India. So, it remains to be seen what lies ahead post the outcome of the elections.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Shivendra Singh, Vice President of the Global Trade Department at NASSCOM said, "In reality what will happen is any restriction on access to global talent will in fact prove counterproductive and will be a harmful to the American company as well as growth of jobs."
"This is based on American data when we look at the unemployment figures, the overall unemployment figures rose quite drastically from 4 percent in January as high as about 13 percent and then it has come down to 8 percent in September," he added.
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