Nationalist policies already are closing doors for Indian tech workers

Nationalist and protectionist policies are forcing tech companies and employees in India and elsewhere to rethink their plans. Applications for H-1B visas in the US have declined for the first time in five years, and a startling number of Indian nationals in the US are searching for jobs back in India, as Ananya Bhattacharya reports for Quartz India. Meanwhile, the UK has instituted new language and salary requirements that may eliminate 30,000 work permits for Indian software professionals. This trend, also reflected in New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore, “is going to cost Indians deeply,” Bhattacharya writes.

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