Trump promises citizenship, welcomes skilled people to US
US president Donald Trump has said major changes are coming to the H1-B visa programme of which Indian IT professional and Indian IT firms have been the single largest beneficiary. Trump said that the new approach will bring both ``simplicity and certainty” and lead to a more direct path to citizenship. The H1-B visa allows US companies to hire foreign workers in some skilled occupations. The programme has been under scrutiny and mounting restrictions since Trump took office and unveiled his ``Buy America, Hire America`` vision to encourage local manufacturing and local employment. H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship,`` the president wrote on Twitter . ``We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the US``.