Visa troubles – upsurge in ‘foreign returned techies’


Telugu360 was in conversation with a co-founder of a Hyderabad startup who in a candid conversation mentioned – “At least, two people have told me that they left their job in the US – one to join family business and other to start their own business. I emphasize on today. Since Trump came in the number has been going up. I know a lot of them who already left and there are people who are contemplating to return home”

This is going to be the case with most of the Indians, who will now know at least one ‘foreign returned techie’. It is apparent that the Indians in the US have accepted the Trump change and are looking to come back home. As each month is passing by the number of Indians searching for jobs in India is snowballing. As per the analysis of one of the Big four companies, 600 Indians were looking to return home in December and by March the number hit 7000.

A workable option for companies to not only retain the Indian workers but also address the shortage of workers in US is through global in-house centers (GICs). The idea for GICs was to maintain low cost but now they can turn into a facility for talent.

POTUS Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening the H1B visa programme used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the country, as he tries to carry out his campaign pledges to put “America First”. On similar lines Australia abolished the 457 visa programme used majorly by Indians, in the national interest to put Australians and Australian jobs first. The rising nationalism is going to cost India intensely.

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