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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8Higher wages can be a problem

While on the outset, President Trump’s executive order making it mandatory for companies to pay overseas workers higher wages is bound to impact the wage metric across the board, seeking to revise up the current wage indexes for all categories, nevertheless it should be pointed out that this would only serve to undermine US companies and their competitiveness.

To put it succinctly, companies can ill afford to cut or downsize their profit margin and moreover, cannot afford to lose out on valuable talent. As it is, companies have already started taking measures to ensure that they are able to source the best form widely available talent for their companies by outsourcing whole departments overseas. While smaller and mid-sized companies would have no chance but to play ball with Trump’s latest executive order, the larger ones have more funds and can easily outsource and even set up smaller base of operations overseas.

In fact, Apple had just shifted base from China to India, citing lower cost, and tariff. As a result, current H – 1B workers can expect a slight increase in their pay, but new H – 1B applicants may find it tough to land a job with smaller companies preferring the American worker, given the wage requirement.

 

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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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