The proposed Comprehensive Immigration Bill, which seeks to control among other things the entry of foreign IT professionals into the US, can severely restrict the competitive advantage of Indian IT companies and kill the aspirations of many thousands of Indian geeks if it is passed by the US Senate, a Hindustan Times report said.
The new bill places restrictions on the iconic H and L visas used by Indian tech workers. Last year, 59 per cent of all H-1B and 35 per cent of all L-1 visas were issued to Indian nationals. And Indians have an enviable record with such visas: US embassy figures show that 90 per cent of all H-1 cases result in the Indian getting the visa.
Read the full report here