February 6, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes the United States’ proposal to bring in changes to the H1-B and F1-B visas. The proposal promises to attract and retain highly skilled foreign skilled workforce to a greater extent.
Mr. Sanjay Puri, Chairman, USINPAC welcomed the decision stating, “America is a land of opportunity where a Google, Hotmail and Intel have been founded by immigrants. In order to make sure the future Sergei Brins are located in the U.S. skilled visa overhaul is necessary and this is a step in the right direction.”
It may be noted that previously President Obama had previously expedited visa and foreign visitor processing and travel promotion to the U.S. The decision is aimed at increasing economic growth while ensuring national security. The United States welcomes over 60 million visitors who spend over $134 billion annually.
USINPAC further urges President Obama to create tourism czar in the cabinet given its economic and national security importance.
About USINPAC: The U.S India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com.