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PM Modi conveys to US India’s unease over likely H-1B curbs

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a “reflective, balanced and far-sighted” perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India’s discomfort with the Trump administration‘s intent to curb H-1B visas+ .

The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress members+ on Tuesday and he suggested that restrictions on professionals would be an unwelcome step. This is the first time that Modi’s concerns in this case have been made public and point to a divergence with one of President Donald Trump’s much-discussed campaign promises.

PM hails Indians’ role in enriching US economy

The PM said Indian professionals contributed to the US economy+ and were law-abiding and socially integrated residents, a statement that underlines that H-1B visas are not a one-way street+ where only the visitors benefit. […]

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