PM Modi raises H-1B visa issue with Joe Biden in bilateral meeting


When Prime Minister Narendra Modi first met with US President Joe Biden in person, they spoke about issues affecting the two countries, particularly issues involving the Indian community in the US and H-1B visas.

Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, “He (PM Modi) raised the issue of access for Indian professionals to the United States. In this context, he mentioned an H-1B visa. He (PM Modi) also spoke about the fact that many Indian professionals who work here (in the US) contribute to social security. The return of these contributions to the United States is something that affects the number of Indian workers. “

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first bilateral meeting in the Oval Office with US President Joe Biden as exceptional. The Prime Minister and his counterparts – Australian Scott Morrison and Japanese Yoshihide Suga also attended the Quad leaders meeting hosted by US President Biden in the US capital on Friday.

The U.S. federal judge previously rejected Trump-era changes to H-1B visa rules that were to deter U.S. companies from replacing U.S. workers with cheaper foreign labor. The rules have been applied to workers in the tech industry as well as to doctors, accountants, professors, scientists and architects.

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(agency contributions)