What will be the future of India's IT industry due to US government restrictions on H1B visas?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Mariyah Pierce



What will be the future of India's IT industry due to US government restrictions on H1B visas?

Bleak. Forgive me for being honest. But I think it is better to tell you the truth, instead of being nice and giving you an answer that everyone likes. In fact, we (Indian IT companies, Indians) are to blame for the current scenario. We have long relied on the current business model of having people on site and abroad. At the same time, we assume that this business model will survive for a long time and we do not innovate. Now we will have to pay the price of our laziness, inertia and ...

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Since you have asked me, I will try to answer this to the best of my ability.

I believe that in the long run, the IT industry will NOT suffer as much. The only change that can occur is that the work on the site will be reduced. To be delivered using technology or using local human resources. Therefore, local human resources are likely to become more expensive, which will increase delivery costs. What will affect the final result of ongoing projects and the prices of future projects.

When prices start to rise, I assume that the captains of the US IT industry will.

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Since you have asked me, I will try to answer this to the best of my ability.

I believe that in the long run, the IT industry will NOT suffer as much. The only change that can occur is that the work on the site will be reduced. To be delivered using technology or using local human resources. Therefore, local human resources are likely to become more expensive, which will increase delivery costs. What will affect the final result of ongoing projects and the prices of future projects.

When prices start to rise, I assume the captains of the US IT industry will approach the US administration to ease visa restrictions. And hopefully by 2018 the US administration would have softened enough to understand the importance of IT companies in India. The shine of the new president would have faded. So we can expect some relief in 2018.

I repeat, I am not an expert and my thinking is based on the political pragmatism that I saw displayed by the US administration after the nuclear explosions in India. What we faced were largely diluted sanctions. All because of the influence of American IT firms. Of course Trump is not Clinton. But he is a businessman (albie not very successful).

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Managers had already started looking for other options; permanent residents and citizens even though they have less experience in certain areas but have no immigration challenges.

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