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Big Tech wins US talent war as Trump visa policy hurts Indian IT

Companies that pay higher wages for skilled workers have higher H-1B approvals

Big US tech companies appear to be attracting and retaining overseas talent by making the most of the new mechanism that favors high-skilled and high-income H-1B visa applicants. (Source photo by Getty Images)

TOKYO/MUMBAI -- While the immigration policies of U.S. President Donald Trump give the impression of slamming the door on foreign talent, a closer look at visa data shows that the big four American tech companies are accelerating their drive to attract and retain highly skilled professionals.

In contrast, the biggest losers are Indian information technology companies, such as Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, who had long been the biggest employers of foreign IT talent in the U.S.

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