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US proposes changes to H-1B visa programme, move to hit Indian IT companies
Indian companies and IT professionals have been major beneficiaries of the programme cornering more than 70% of the 65,000 visas that the US grants to foreigners hired abroad every year and an additional 20,000 to foreign students passing out of US colleges and universities with advanced degrees
The Trump administration has reiterated once again its plans to redefine “speciality occupation” for skilled foreign workers who US companies seek to hire under the non-immigrant H-1B visa programme that has been immensely popular with Indian IT companies and professionals.
The department of homeland security (DHS), which oversee the agency that runs the programme, has also expressed the intention to implement other measures that the Trump administration has been considering to ensure, as the US president Donald Trump has said, Americans have the first right to American jobs. Indian companies and IT professionals have been major beneficiaries of the programme cornering more than 70% of the 65,000 visas that the US grants to foreigners hired abroad every year and an additional 20,000 to foreign students passing out of US colleges and universities with advanced degrees.
One of the complicating factors surrounding its completion date, however, is the fact that his legal team is still working on providing written answers to Mueller's questions. Additionally, his team has not reached a final agreement on whether the President will sit down for an interview about possible obstruction of justice related to his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes the special counsel's team continues to use a special grand jury in Washington, is interviewing witnesses and has met with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort at least nine times in recent weeks.
Yet the source pushed back against a recent report that suggested Mueller is facing "intensifying pressure" to deliver additional indictments or "shut down" his investigation as inaccurate. The source would not discuss any of the potential findings in the report to come.
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