Sushma Swaraj raises H1-B visa, DACA issues with US Secy. of State

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj, India’s External Affairs Minister, raised the issues of H1-B visas as well as the children who fall under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) when she met Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, on 22 September.

Raveesh Kumar, the Ministry Spokesperson, said in a tweet that she raised both the issues with Secretary Tillerson. He also added that the two discussed regional issues, with an emphasis on Afghanistan Pakistan and terrorism, besides reviewing all facets of the bilateral relationship, including expansion of trade and investment ties.

They also discussed the GES (Global Entrepreneurship Summit), which is being co-hosted by both the countries in Hyderabad in November, said the State Department.

Ivanka Trump, American President’s daughter and his official adviser, who would be leading the US delegation to the summit, also met Sushma Swaraj

Indo-Asian New Services said that it was not disclosed as to what action needed to be taken about the H1-B by Sushma Swaraj, as changes to H1-B visas – short-term visas for professionally qualified people have not yet been made.

Most of these visas are granted to Indians, despite the fact that there are no quotas for any particular nations.

Meanwhile, around 7,000 Indians are covered under the DACA. Trump had gone on record to say that DACA order will not be renewed and it would expire in March 2018.

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