As US Looks To Restrict H-1B Visa Allocation, EU Vows To Keep Doors Open To Skilled Indian Workers
As US Looks To Restrict H-1B Visa Allocation, EU Vows To Keep Doors Open To Skilled Indian WorkersA view of the Berlaymont building, European Union Commission headquarters, on the eve of a European Union summit in Brussels. (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

United States President Donald Trump’s resolve to create more jobs for Americans has stoked anxiety among Information Technology (IT) professionals in India. Many in the country’s lucrative IT sector typically aspire to be shipped to the US on an H1B visa for better work opportunities. But their hopes are set to be dashed as Trump is expected to curb the allocation of H1B visas through an executive order.

As one hears the sound of the door creaking on the American side, the European Union (EU) has pledged to stay open to hiring more skilled IT professionals, reported The Times of India. David McAllister, head of the delegation of European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, has said,

Europe is open for people with high demand. Indian people are highly skilled. Our IT sector would not have been successful if we did not have skilled professionals from India.

McAllister has also criticised the new US administration’s protectionist talk and denounced any form of protectionism in global trade, according to the report. The delegation has also reportedly expressed “regret” over the stalled dialogue on the long-pending EU-India trade and investment pact and pushed for deeper trade ties.

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