Google CEO Sundar Pichai disappointed with Trump’s H-1B visa ban

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President Donald Trump proclaimed the banning of visas such as H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas through the end of the year in an attempt to reduce unemployment.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google will continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all. He said he was disappointed by US President Donald Trump’s proclamation to ban H-1B visa till the end of 2020.

Pichai tweeted. “Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all,”

His tweet came hours after President Trump issued a proclamation suspending work visas in categories such as H-1B, H-2B, L and J till the end of 2020. “The entry of additional workers through the H-1B, H-2B, J, and L non-immigrant visa programs, presents a significant threat to employment opportunities for Americans affected by the extraordinary economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak,” the White House stated.

The suspension will not apply to those already in the US on these visas.

H-1B visa is one of the most widely used employment visas by US-bound Indian techies. A majority of these visas are used by global tech majors such as Google and Microsoft as well as Indian IT companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro to deploy engineers from India to the US.

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