Over 100 start-up companies urge US President Trump against H-1B executive order

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President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, as well as a recently-leaked draft executive order suggesting plans to rollback worker visa and parole programmes, has worried tech companies that hire foreign employees, many of them from India.(AP File Photo)

Over 100 technology start-ups have appealed to US President Donald Trump not to issue any executive order on H-1B visas, arguing that such a move will inflict “irreversible harm” on the startup community and America’s ability to compete globally.

“While we recognise the importance of promoting national security and protecting the interests of American workers, we strongly believe the existing and proposed executive orders will not accomplish these


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