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No need for IT industry to worry about curbs on H-1B visas, says govt
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said regarding H-1B and L1 visas for professionals, four bills have come to the US Congress but they haven’t been passed. She said the govt is in talks with the US at the highest level to ensure that the interests of Indian people or the IT industry are not affected.
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