Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 | Last Update : 10:52 AM IST

112th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra26766514900710695 Tamil Nadu147324973102099 Delhi115346932363446 Karnataka4407717391846 Gujarat43723305552070 Uttar Pradesh3972424981983 Telangana3774524840375 Andhra Pradesh3301917467408 West Bengal3283819931980 Rajasthan2557119169524 Haryana2262817090312 Madhya Pradesh1900513575673 Bihar1885313019143 Assam178081217451 Odisha14280986496 Jammu and Kashmir111736223195 Kerala8931443835 Punjab85115663213 Chhatisgarh4379327520 Jharkhand4225242836 Uttarakhand3686286750 Goa2753160718 Tripura218315382 Manipur167210200 Puducherry153182918 Himachal Pradesh130993810 Nagaland8963460 Chandigarh60044610 Arunachal Pradesh3871453 Meghalaya318462 Mizoram2381590 Sikkim211860
  Business   In Other News  23 Jun 2020  "Disappointed" says Google CEO Sundar Pichai on H1-B visa ban

"Disappointed" says Google CEO Sundar Pichai on H1-B visa ban

PTI
Published : Jun 23, 2020, 1:23 pm IST
Updated : Jun 23, 2020, 1:23 pm IST

Pichai said he would stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all

 Google CEO Sundar Pichai disappointed with Donald Trump’s foreign work visa suspension. (PTI Photo)
  Google CEO Sundar Pichai disappointed with Donald Trump’s foreign work visa suspension. (PTI Photo)

Washington: Google CEO Sunder Pichai has expressed disappointment over the proclamation issued by US President Donald Trump to temporarily suspend foreign work visas, including the H-1B, and said he would stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.

“Immigration has contributed immensely to America's economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today,” Indian-American Pichai said in a tweet hours after Trump issued his proclamation in this regard.

“Disappointed by today's proclamation - we'll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all,” Pichai said.

In a separate statement, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, slammed the latest move of the Trump administration.

“The latest travel ban is a new season of the same racist, xenophobic show put on by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller,” she said.

“But Trump's transparent effort to rally his base and distract from his innumerable failures, including his disastrous response to COVID-19, will not work. Indeed, the courts will stop his unlawful actions targeting immigrants,” Gupta said.

“Like the past versions of this overused script using a pandemic to justify white nationalist policies, it deserves to be cancelled,” she said.

Alice G Wells, who till a few weeks ago was the point person of the Trump administration for South and Central Asia, also opposed the move.

“Being able to attract the best and the brightest through the H1-B visa programme has made America more successful and resilient. Knowing how to tap foreign talent is a US strength, not a weakness!” Wells said.

Tags: google ceo, sunder pichai, us president, donald trump, foreign work visas, h-1b visa, immigrants
Location: United States, Washington, Seattle