InvestorQ : How do you see the impact of the US Court order on H1-B visas on Indian IT companies?
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How do you see the impact of the US Court order on H1-B visas on Indian IT companies?

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Arya Nanda answered.
4 weeks ago


There was some respite for Indian IT services providers as a US district court blocked Trump's proclamation enforcing a ban H1B, L and other work visas. The court observed that this was a transgression of his powers by Donald Trump.

The judge specifically observed that President Donald Trump had exceeded his constitutional authority in issuing an executive order putting a temporary bar on issuing of new foreign visas till the end of 2020. Indian IT should surely benefit from this move.

Indian IT service providers are, undoubtedly, the biggest beneficiaries of H1B, J and L work visas. In the last few years, the employee mix has shifted with nearly 60% of the large IT companies employing locals and non-visa dependent staff. However, it is a sentimental positive for Indian IT.

Most of the leading IT companies in the Ivy league have been aggressive on local hiring in the US and off-shoring strategies to avoid any visa issues in the long term. Experts believe that even if there is a Biden government, visa wrangling with India will go on.