Following the row over his remarks on the H-1B visa programme, Indian-American US presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy has said he understands what he wants to reform and stressed that the H-1B programme was “senseless”.
In an interview with Politico, Ramaswamy termed the H-1B visa programme “indentured servitude” and said he would “gut” the lottery-based system and replace it with meritocratic admission if he is elected US President next year.
The Indian-American entrepreneur, a Republican aspirant for the US President’s post, came into the spotlight after a presidential debate last month. Donald Trump is still leading the Republican race for the top post. The other frontrunners are Ramaswamy, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
Ramaswamy’s remarks on H-1B are in line with the tough stand taken by Trump during his 2016 campaign. Trump had, however, softened his stand following his election.