Wipro might have dropped the U.S. President from its risk factors’ list, but for Indian IT employees and their wives in the U.S., Donald Trump’s rules stay a huge risk. With Trump shifting to tighten job visa policies, including rescinding the H4 employment authorization that permits H-1B visa holders’ wives to employ in the country, most of them are shifting back to home town. Or at least looking at the probability of that!
Recruitment companies claim that in the last one year they have witnessed a 100% increase in the CVs they were receiving from Indian IT employees and their wives operating in the U.S. They even have included a new profile of job lookers named as wives of Indian IT employees, as per companies such as Randstad, TeamLease, ManpowerGroup, Adecco, and ABC Consultants.
For most of those who may be pushed to exit the U.S., the situation is more complex than just hunting for a job somewhere else. An IT employee, who resides with his techie spouse in Atlanta, claimed that he had been in the U.S. for more than a decade now on an H-1B visa. While the duo stays as citizens of India, their kids were born in the American soil and are citizens of America. “We fear we might never receive our Green Cards and what if we lose our jobs? Our kids are born as citizens of the U.S., but we will have to leave the nation,” claimed the techie who was not willing to be identified.
On a related note, in last fiscal, Wipro had openly described Trump as a risk to the company. In its newest yearly report filed with the regulators of the U.S., the Bengaluru-located firm did not name him as a risk but underlined the dangers from the worldwide political atmosphere.