Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first-ever in-person meeting with US President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in the US. This included access for Indian professionals in the country and he spoke about the H-1B visas Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said
while addressing reporters on Friday Shringla said, “He (PM Modi) spoke of the issue of getting access for Indian professionals to the United States. In that context, he mentioned H-1B visa.” Also Read: Who Is Sneha Dubey, India’s First Secretary At UN Who Replied To Pak PM’s Address?
“He also spoke up the fact that many named professionals who work here contribute to Social Security. The return of those contributions in the United States is something that affects the number of Indian workers,” he added.
PM Narendra Modi described his first bilateral meeting in the Oval Office with U.S. President Joe Biden as “outstanding.” The Quad leaders’ summit hosted by U.S. President Biden in US capital Washington DC on Friday was also attended by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Yoshihide Suga.
A federal judge had earlier turned down Trump-era changes to H-1B visa rules that were to defer US companies from replacing American workers with cheaper foreign labour.
The rules were applied to tech industry workers as well as doctors, accountants, professors, scientists and architects.