H1B – ‘Country’s right to issue visa can’t be questioned’ – Nirmala Sitharaman

The government of India has taken up the H-1B issue with the Trump government but the government will focus on the collective interest of the IT industry and not on the problems of an individual company said a news report.

Apr 25, 2017 03:04 IST India Infoline News Service

The government of India has taken up the H-1B issue with the Trump government but the government will focus on the collective interest of the IT industry and not on the problems of an individual company said a news report. 
 
“We or no country ever questions the sovereign rights to issue a visa. But here as regards H-1B visa, after due discussions, a certain number, certain process, the way in which it will be issued, all this is already been sort of understood between the two governments," the minister said. 
 
Sitharaman said that as a country India cannot question the sovereign rights of a country to issue visas. Though she assured that the respective ministry will table the issue in front of the US government. Earlier Trump signed an executive order to lay stricter rules to stall the constant abuse of the H-1B visa system and to hand over the visas to the brightest minds of the IT sector, said the report.

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