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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7Free trade bites the bullet

With Trump seeking to tax companies for outsourcing work to overseas countries like India, Singapore, and Australia, to name a few – the current tax proposals would do little to prevent companies from seeking alternative options in order to remain competitive. The recent slew of executive orders that Trump had signed, will have the desired effect of making US companies and even US universities less attractive, and will hit them hard where it counts the most, their bottom line..

While the current H – 1B visa regulations and new orders will seek to limit the entry of new talent into mainland US, at the same time, the current proposals to tax US companies by fifteen percent for outsourcing and an additional twenty percent for importing goods and services from overseas will push most to relocate entirely. From a simple read of the latest proposal, it seems that US consumers may have to pay more when ordering items manufactured in other countries which kind of begs the question, β€œis trump trying to undermine global trade altogether?”.

Either way, this move to tax companies more for choosing to outsource or import goods and services from overseas may finally push the same to relocate overseas altogether thereby bringing us a full cycle to the outsource bubble that came about, in the late nineties. There are several motions filed in the US courts, seeking to declare this particular order, null and void on grounds of being unconstitutional.

 

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  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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