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Trump, New York, protests, visa, migration

Protests in New York, January 2017


Visa issues and skilled migrants

The advent of the Trump presidency — coupled with the re-emergence of centre-right politics in Europe — has hardened the visa regime for Indian techies. Skilled labour from countries such as Australia and Singapore also find it difficult to get visa to the US.

Indian IT majors have begun retuning their overseas recruitment policies to suit demands and expectations.

This event will explore the various issues around skilled migration and US visa policies.


Narayan Lakshman is Senior Deputy Editor of The Hindu, Chennai.

The timing of the event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Conference Hall, ORF Chennai