Bengaluru: “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” US President Donald Trump posted this in Twitter.
In a bird’s eye view, India has the highest number of annual immigrants to the US. The data say that while many of them migrate to US as students and stay on to work, the larger number of crowd go first to onsite projects from Indian IT giants.
The popular media have collected IT people’s opinion that how industry is reacting to Trump’s move?
India’s Information Technology and Biotechnology industry was declared it could open up its 50 per cent offices in a partial lockdown relief, but Karnataka changed that to one third and then changed it again to essential workers only.
Not that the industry itself was ready to get going on such a scale.
Industry body NASSCOM said it would take months to scale up to 50 per cent and NASSCOM is not ready to agree with Trump’s decision.
NASSCOM in a tweet said:
NASSCOM seeks details on the Executive Order of the President of the United States suspending immigration temporarily.
Industry giants Wipro and Infosys also have no comments to offer at this stage.
Neha Misri, who works with an Indian digital services provider in Bengaluru told NDTV that we all scared about Trump’s decision. The US COVID-19 cases are greater in numbers than than other countries. The virus is not coming from the immigrants. When it comes to the IT domain it is going to have an impact.
Highlighting the fact that 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits over the past month. The jobless rate was forecast to soar to 13.7 per cent in the current quarter, coming down to 11 per cent in the third quarter and 8.5 per cent in the fourth.