H1B visa: Indian IT firms to plead case before Trump administration officials

Bangalore: India’s largest technology companies head to Washington this month to argue against President Donald Trump’s envisioned tightening of visa programmes that Silicon Valley and their own industry rely on to attract talent.

The chief executives of the country’s biggest IT services companies will meet with administration officials and lawmakers from 20 February to try and dissuade Trump’s team from raising requirements under the H-1B visa programme, said R. Chandrashekhar, the president of industry group Nasscom.