New Delhi: Is President-elect Donald Trump's policy on outsourcing going to sound death knell for the H-1B visas?
“We will fight to protect every last American life,” Donald Trump told thousands of his supporters in Iowa on Thursday as he referred to the cases of Disney world and other U.S. companies, reported PTI.
“During the campaign, I also spent time with American workers who were laid off and forced to train the foreign workers brought in to replace them. We won’t let this happen anymore,” Trump vowed amidst cheers and applause from the audience.
“Can you believe that? You get laid off and then they won’t give you your severance pay unless you train the people that are replacing you. I mean, that’s actually demeaning maybe more than anything else,” he said.
In a shocking incident in January, two technology staff of Disney World and two outsourcing companies slapped a lawsuit on the companies alleging that they conspired to displace American workers with cheaper foreign labour brought to the US on H-1B visas. Incidentally, the workers in reference were mostly Indians.
PTI reported that the two employees — Leo Perrero and Dena Moore — were among 250 Disney tech workers laid off from their jobs at Walt Disney World in Orlando in January 2015. They have also dragged two IT companies HCL Inc and Cognizant Technologies into this class action lawsuit.
“You know the name of one of the companies that’s doing it. I’m going to be nice because we’re trying to get that company back. Don’t forget much harder when a company announced a year and a half ago — some of these companies, like Carrier, they announced long before I even knew I was going to be running for president,” Trump said.
“We will put an end to illegal immigration and stop the drugs from pouring into our country, the drugs are pouring into our country, poisoning our youth and plenty of other people,” he said.
“We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country. We will stop the drugs from poisoning our great and beautiful and loving youth. OK? We’ll do it,” he said, adding that the Trump administration will stop the violence that is “spilling across our border.”
Trump flayed immigration again and reiterated that he put an end to immigration from Mexico by building a wall along the Mexico border.
With PTI inputs