Vastavam web: Asserting that Indian IT professionals coming to America on H-1B visa are not illegal economic immigrants, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the US must decide appropriately while taking a decision on its visa policy.The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.They are not illegal economic immigrants, about whom there is concerns in the US. They come here legally,” Jaitley said.
Jaitley said he raised this issue in his meetings with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.”We conveyed our concerns to the US,” he said in response to a question.”These are very high quality, highly trained professionals. They’ve contributed immensely to the US economy. They add value to the US economy. Therefore, when the US decides its visa policy they must decide it in relation to these people appropriately,” Jaitley said.