Sushma Swaraj Met US Secretary of State Rex and discussed about H1B Visa policyTop Stories

September 23, 2017 16:16
Sushma Swaraj Met US Secretary of State Rex and discussed about H1B Visa policy

On Friday morning Sushma Swaraj met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She discussed about children coming under DACA and H1B Visa policy.

According to reports, around 7000 Indians are covered under DACA; an order passed by then President Obama has allowed the children who were brought into U.S illegally to stay in U.S.

But after Trump became president he said he was not going to renew that order, he wanted Congress to legislate it into law. He said he may reconsider it if Congress doesn’t pass the law.

India is most benefited by these H1B Visas. Still, no changes are made in this H1B Visa policy, this year also same 65,000 for general H1B Visa and 20,000 for those with advanced U.S degree have been allotted.

It’s still not clear what Sushma Swaraj has discussed regarding H1B Visa Policy.

Raveesh Kumar, Ministers Spokesman posted on Twitter that “Sushma Swaraj has strongly raised the issue of H1B Visa and Children falling under DACA policy with Secretary Tillerson”.

He also said that both of them discussed about the regional issues, with focus on Pakistan, Afghanistan and terrorism.

They also discussed all the important terms of our bilateral relationship, including expanding our trade and investment relations. They even discussed about Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in November at Hyderabad, which both the countries are co-hosting.

This was the first official meeting between these two influential personalities after Tillerson became secretary of state.

A statement released by State Department said that they were looking forward to have a meeting with Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Defense Security James Matt.

The statement also said that Tillerson thanked for India’s Contributions to stability and development in Afghanistan and region.

Earlier on Monday, both the leaders have participated in a trilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Tara Kono.

By A.s

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