Won’t prejudge outcome of three private bills: India on H-1B visa issue
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PTI | Updated: Feb 2, 2017, 11.31 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Asserting that no executive order has been passed by the Trump administration for overhauling of H-1B visas so far+ , India today said it will not “prejudge” the outcome of the three private bills raised in this regard when they go through the full Congressional process.
“No executive order has been signed so far… Three private bills+ have been introduced in the US House of Representatives. Such bills have been introduced in the past also and such bills have to go through the full Congressional process+ .
“Let’s not prejudge the outcome because we have seen what has happened to the similar bills in the past also. If and when the executive order is passed, we will certainly give a reaction,” External affairs ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
He also said India remains in dialogue with the Trump administration as well as US Congress at the senior levels over the issue.
“They are fully aware of our position in this particular matter i.e Indian software exports and Indian software technical professionals add to the competitiveness of the US industry,” Swarup said.
Asked if the Trump Administration was aware of India’s concerns over Pakistan, Swarup said the two sides have held wide ranging consultations at the highest possible levels i.e talks between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.