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Indian workers in U.S. fear Trump H-1B visa crackdown

Plan to re-look highly skilled visa has holders looking for backup plans, employers weighing options

Newley Purnell | WSJ 

Santosh Pillai was wooed to work in the U.S. for his coding skills more than a decade ago and has built a good life in Cupertino, Calif. He considers it home and is awaiting approval for his green card—but is now worried his family could be forced leave. As President Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises to tighten America’s borders, Mr. Pillai fears he, his wife and two children may have to return to India. “It’s like getting kicked in the stomach,” said the 51-year-old, who works for an American computer-chip maker that he declined to ...

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First Published: Mon, February 27 2017. 17:44 IST
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