Raj Shah: Donald Trump not anti-immigrant, but anti-illegal
Congressional panel passes legislation that imposes more restrictions on H-1B work visas
President Donald Trump is not anti-immigrant, a prominent Indian-American official in the White House has said after a Congressional panel passed a legislation that imposes more restrictions on the H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals. "President Trump has put forward a pretty serious set of proposals on immigration; not just on enforcement but also about reforming the legal system to make it more merit-based right with ideas that work for the US economy and for the American worker," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said.
"First of all, I don't think that the rhetoric is anti-immigrant. I think it's anti-illegal immigration," he said. Shah's comments come days after a key Congressional committee passed a legislation that proposes to increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders from $60,0000 to $90,000 and imposes a number of restrictions on the work visa that is popular among Indian IT professionals.
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