Bill Gates against US visa caps

An issue that affects all technology companies in countries like India, Brazil, etc. is that of the US visa caps. Getting a visa is anyway a tedious process and the caps make it even more difficult.

Bill Gates has openly come out against the US visa policy. Gates feels that  "The whole idea of the H-1B visa thing is, don’t let too many smart people come into the country. The whole thing doesn’t make sense,"

Gates also echoed the concerns of other business
and education leaders who warn that the United States must improve science
education and boost spending on research and development to avoid falling behind
India, China and other countries that are rapidly gaining
ground.

According to Gates, the core of the problem rests with members in Congress who want to step back to U.S. isolationism.

Earlier in the year, he had said "There has been a 35 per cent drop in Asians coming to our computer
science departments. It really is a very bad thing for a very key area."

Reference:
>> Gates bemoans US visa restrictions
>> Gates urges US to end tech visa curbs

Related:
>> Getting a US visa

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