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Comprehensive immigration reforms in US unlikely: Nasscom

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Bengaluru: IT industry body Nasscom today said it is unlikely that any comprehensive immigration reforms will take place in the US in immediate future, but it does not mean that threats of such arbitrary actions are non-existent. “Currently, based on our information, we understand that it is unlikely that any comprehensive immigration reforms will take place in the immediate future in the US,” Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar told PTI.

He, however, added, “… merely because comprehensive immigration reforms are unlikely to take place, it doesn’t mean that threats of such arbitrary actions are not there. That is why we are continuing to engage, and that’s why it is important for us and the government to stay engaged in all
these matters.”

Throwing light on threats of arbitrary actions, Chandrashekhar said that “the IT body is wary of certain provisions which have been introduced in the context of appropriation bill as an additional clause can cause the same effect”.

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He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of Bangalore ITE.biz 2015 here. Recently, two US Senators had introduced the legislation against the ‘abuse’ of H-1B visa which had adverse job impact on US nationals. They had sought reforms to ensure Americans don’t lose out to foreign employees on jobs and pay packages.

The Bill was introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley, Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, and Dick Durbin, Assistant Democratic Leader. It is supported by Senators Bill Nelson, Richard Blumenthal, and Sherrod Brown.

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Published on: Tuesday, December 08, 2015, 05:49 PM IST
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