The new president-elect of United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, is coming as a threat to Indias employed in America in various IT sectors. According to the statement made by Mr. Trump, He would not allow American Workers to be replaced by foreigners by making the use of H-1B visas. According to the sources, out of total 65000 H-1B visas issued to the foreign national by America, 35000 are issued to Indian nationals alone. That means more than 50% of the H-1B visas are issued to Indian nationals working in various IT companies in America and if Mr. Trump’s warning comes true all those Indians may end up losing their jobs in the US.
The news came as a shocker to thousands of Indian workers employed in various American Organisations (mainly in IT sectors). The news published by PTI says that Trump’s decision will make the impact on the Indian IT companies the most, and any regulatory changes in regards with H-IB will negatively impact the Indian employees. According to the sources, raking up the H-1B visa issue again, president-elect of US Donald Trump said he would not allow American workers to be replaced by foreigners by using the H-1B visas. According to a report in Press Trust of India (PTI), in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World where Americans were replaced with foreign workers including Indians, Trump also said the practice of training foreign workers by Americans for receiving their severance packages must stop.
The US president-elect told the media that, “We will fight to protect every last American life,” the report quoted Trump as saying to his supporters in Iowa. “During the campaign, I also spent time with American workers who were laid off and forced to train. The foreign workers brought in to replace them. We won’t let this happen anymore,” the President-elect said.
Mr. Trump expressed his annoyance over the compulsion of training of foreigners by the laid off American workers for receiving their severance packages. According to the president-elect, it is the most disgusting thing that companies expect the laid off American workers to train the foreigners to get their severance package. “Can you believe that? You get laid off and then they won’t give you your severance pay unless you train the people that are replacing you. I mean, that’s actually demeaning maybe more than anything else,” he said.
According to the sources, the Disney World and two other outsourcing firms are facing the federal lawsuits on the issue of displacing American workers with cheaper foreign labor brought to the US on H-1B visas, mostly from India. The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa for the US, which allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Currently, the cap on H-1B visas stands at 65,000 out of which 25,000-35,000 are issued to Indian nationals. Any tightening of H1B visa norm will negatively impact Indian information technology companies, which send Indian IT professionals abroad for servicing a client.
Meanwhile, Trump reiterated his stand on building a wall along the Mexico border for checking illegal immigration. “We will put an end to illegal immigration and stop the drugs from pouring into our country, the drugs are pouring into our country, poisoning our youth and plenty of other people,” he said.
One of the American Indian who lost his job to H-1B visa holder wrote the comment on this issue on the website, stating that, “I lost my job to H1B workers more than a decade ago and was never able to find meaningful work again. While I feel bad for Indian Workers who will be losing their American Dream soon, the situation has reached this level due to rampant abuse of H1B Visas by Indian Staffing Companies. American Middle Class has been leveled off to build Indian Middle Class (IT Workers). I have mixed feelings as some people will be going back home and I feel their pain while our future generations will have something to look forward to. We have sold the American Dream to Staffing Companies. Competent and best of Tech Workers are always and will always be welcome in America. If anyone wants to get a better perspective from an Indian IT worker, search for Trump Uncertainty Principle H1B wikimonk in google. This is a brilliant piece written by one of your own,” Said Amit.