H-1B visas will increase when US economy grows at 4-5%: RHC

RHC is planning a summit in Washington for Indian firms looking to invest in US.

The Dollar Business Bureau

US-based Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) believes that H-1B visas will increase as the US economy will witness a high growth rate of 4-5%, which will increase the need for additional IT professionals in the country. Also it will not affect the visa holders from India.

“RHC is not aware of nor expects any Executive Order on H-1B visa holders except to the extent that there might be an order to tighten up procedures to minimise abuse and fraud. RHC also believes that the need for additional IT professionals and hence H-1B visas will increase as the US economy gets into high gear for a robust growth of 4-5%,” said Shalabh Kumar, Chairman, RHC, while addressing a press conference.

“Whereas American jobs are a priority, President Trump as a businessman and a CEO is not going to allow the economic growth to suffer from a shortage of IT professionals, American or H-1B or any other visa holders from India,” he added.

Stating that RHC is not aware of any Executive Order on H-1B visa holders except to the extent that there might be an order to tighten up procedures to minimise abuse and fraud, Kumar said, “Right now there has been no action taken on H-1B holders. This is obviously a programme that is dependent on Congressional approval. I know that the Administration is reviewing this program right now, and we are working to ensure that the most skilled and qualified people are able to come into the US and benefit our economy and people.”

Mentioning that the US is an investment friendly country, he said “The Trump Administration also welcomes investment by Indian companies in America, in order to train our workers here for the technology economy.”

Kumar also informed that RHC is planning an economic summit in Washington this spring for Indian companies looking to invest in the US, and more information and details on the summit will be forthcoming.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Feb 06, 2017 12:00 IST
 
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