Washington: As the US moves forward to reform its immigration system, India has said that a generous American visa policy for the country's high-skilled workers would help everyone and both nations will emerge as winners. "We respectfully urge that they consider the impact of their decisions on the ability of both US and foreign-based companies to expand now and in the future," Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao wrote in an opinion piece in the 'USA Today'.
"The inspirational history of economic synergy between our two nations should serve as our guide to the future. A generous visa policy for highly skilled workers would help everyone; both nations would come out winners," she wrote. "President Obama has described the US-Indian relationship as the 'defining partnership of the 21st century'. Given the rich, multidimensional engagement between our two countries and the strategic convergence of our values and interests, he is absolutely right in doing so," the Indian Ambassador wrote.
"The impressive growth in our trade and economic relations provide a robust foundation for this vision," Rao added. Pointing out that trade between the two countries has nearly tripled from $35 billion-a-year to $100 billion in less than a decade, she said, "major US companies look to India as an essential outlet for growth -- and vice versa".
"As the US Congress considers immigration reform, this trajectory -- and the mutual benefit it brings -- should shape the conversation," she said. She also countered the arguments of critics
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