Indian students shouldn't be kicked out of US: Donald Trump

The 69-year-old Republican says US needs smart and educated people in the country


News Desk March 15, 2016
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Republican presidential contendor Donald Trump has said Indians studying in US educational institutions should not be kicked out as the country needs smart people like them.

“Whether we like that or not, they pay, et cetera, et cetera but we educate a lot of people, very smart people. We need those people in the country,” he said when asked about his views on legal immigration in an interview with Fox News.

“They cannot come into the country. You know, they go to Harvard, they are first in their class and they’re from India. They go back to India, setup companies, make a fortune and employ lots of people and all of that."

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Clarifying his position on H-1B visas, Trump said if someone wants to stay after graduation then they should be able to do so.

“I think if somebody goes through years of college in this country, we shouldn’t kick them out the day they graduate, which we do."

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The 69-year-old Republican has been advocating the scrapping of H-1B visa programme from the start of his campaign as he thinks it is “very unfair” towards American workers.

IT professionals from India are beneficiary of H-1B, a non-immigrant visa in the US which allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

This article originally appeared in Hindustan Times

COMMENTS (12)

An Indian | 5 years ago | Reply @Azi: There are good and bad apples everywhere. Few Indian students may cheat, but you are telling me that most of them do? Some Indians in IT may indeed be dead weight, but most of them are very successful and have attained very good positions. Indians are very successful in U.S. and have been termed 'Model Minority' by Forbes magazine. Indians have attained positions that you can only dream off. About getting deported, at least they don't blow people up or are involved in mass shootings for religion (for ex, San Bernandino) like citizens of some other pure countries.
G. Din | 5 years ago | Reply @Azi: "@ G. Din When you are done drooling over trump’s speeches go ahead and watch the a video on his credientials to get a reality check maybe you actually will learn a thing or two about the drumph" Have some sense of respect for the judgement of millions who brought Trump to this point. But, that is too much to expect from a Muslim anywhere because they tend to be severely, almost fatally self-opinionated. It is not at all what you think of him, so get over yourself. If you must know, I am not a fan of his myself but I do respect him as a public figure.
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