10 Ways Trump Presidency can Impact Indian Expats

Given that the current US administration along with the current President Donald Trump have both envisaged and enacted a set of laws set to bar, inhibit and even ban immigration, the resounding effects on Indian expats, immigrant applicants, students and others are wide reaching. In fact, the current administration seems to hedge their bets on protectionism while seemingly being ignorant of the wide reaching ramifications it will have on global trade.

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9The cost metric becomes complex

Apart from tinkering with the basic visa program, especially the H – 1B and L visa, Trump seems to have increased the fees per visa application as well. At the moment, the H – 1B visa remains one of those few visas where the fees are entirely refundable back to the sponsor company but this may soon go out of the window as well. Right now, fees for both the H – 1B and L programs have been increased or will soon be increased.

While this will result in companies having to bear more cost when it comes to hiring an overseas employee, but taken together with the latest executive order where companies are required to pay overseas workers more, it will result in companies opting to hire American workers.

The downside to this is that most companies prefer to base their decisions on their profit margin and at the moment, there’s a scarcity of skilled labor in the US. As their profit margin is going to be affected, then the chances are extremely high that these companies would seek to outsource, or relocate offices to other countries that would enable them to compete more effectively. The bottom line always matters and the current US administration seems to have forgotten this simple fact

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. SATYA NADELLA, SUNDAR PICHAI AND HIS FRIENDS AT GOOGLE ARE ALL GOING TO BE ARRESTED, JAILED AND DEPORTED BY THE FBI, HOMELAND SECURITY AND DOJ.

    • All these did a terrific job bit they are still employees of these corporations and not founders. If there is so much talent in India why didn’t India has it’s own Google, Facebook, Microsoft and likes and second out of a million odd you are numbering a few. That’s normal.

  2. What an illogical article by a thoughtless mind. Does the author even know what H1B means. It is not to replace US worker by a low wage Indian worker BUT bring in talent that is hard to find in US. The so called analogy drawn by most Indians about profitability and offshoring is plain baseless and toeing the line by the so called NASSCOM and other Indian entities.

    For sure this program has been abused to the fullest and there are plenty to read. Only if we have courage to do so. Let me tell the naive Indians that by toughening H1B US will not be affected in any way as it still remains the center of innovation. If you are looking to hire a capable programmer for $60K instead of hiring at $120K yes you are doomed. But US as of now has enough talent.

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