1. US Elections 2016: Immigration not an issue, says Nasscom

US Elections 2016: Immigration not an issue, says Nasscom

Software body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday said that it doesn't think there is any issue of immigration in US elections.

By: | Updated: November 7, 2016 4:00 PM
Nasscom said that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have emphasised on continued relations between India and the United States. Speaking on the IT industry, Nasscom said technology spends globally are not coming down but will start after the verdict of US elections. (Reuters) Nasscom said that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have emphasised on continued relations between India and the United States. Speaking on the IT industry, Nasscom said technology spends globally are not coming down but will start after the verdict of US elections. (Reuters)

Software body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday said that it doesn’t think there is any issue of immigration in US elections. Nasscom said that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have emphasised on continued relations between India and the United States. Speaking on the IT industry, Nasscom said technology spends globally are not coming down but will start after the verdict of US elections. Immigration was a hotly debated topic during the last US elections and has been in the news this time too. On Sunday, Republican candidate Donald Trump as part of his efforts to woo Minnesota voters, attacked technology behemoth IBM for laying off 500 workers in Minneapolis and shifting their jobs to India and other countries. Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them. Trump said if elected, he would not admit any refugees and rather secure and defend the borders of the United States.

Meanwhile, prominent Indian American leaders have urged the community to vote for Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. News agency PTI reported that former chief of medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and community leader Bhupi Patel asked the Indian-Americans to vote for Clinton especially in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, saying the vote of the community in the red states (Republican leaning) “is going to carry 30-40 per cent more weight”. Noting that 70 per cent of Indian-Americans are Democrats, he asked the community in the red states to vote for Clinton, especially in Ohio, Florida, Colorado.

The Sensex rose 0.68%, snapping four sessions of losses, as Clinton’s prospects improved in the presidential race after FBI cleared her in their latest review. Markets had been roiled in recent sessions by signs of a tightening presidential race between Clinton and Trump, whose stances on foreign policy, trade and immigration raised fears about their potential impact on global growth.

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