Once india’s most sought-after grooms, h1b workers face grim marriage prospects thanks to donald trump — quartz

Donald Trump’s election as the president of the United States last year has led to a significant, and perhaps unforeseen, shift in the marriage market in India.

Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, his dramatic executive order in January on immigration (later stayed by a federal court), and a proposal to squeeze H-1B work visa programmes used extensively by Indians have meant that young Indian men studying and working in the US are no longer in demand in marriage bureaus in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

US-based Indian men have been one of the most sought after grooms in the country for decades. Health and medicine information Although no data is available to ascertain the extent of the decline in demand for such grooms yet, the attack on two Indian engineers in Kansas last week, in which one was killed, is likely to accelerate the trend.

Telugus form a large number of the Indians migrating to the US annually. Health information exchange organizations Several of them go to the US as students. Information about healthy food Data released by the US embassy in India shows that its Hyderabad consulate issues the highest number of student visas in the country, and the fifth-highest in the world.

“Trump’s [immigration clampdown] decision has not only affected the job security of Indian techies working in the US, it has also affected the marriages of NRI [non-resident Indian] grooms,” said Dayakar*, the managing director of a marriage bureau in software technology-hub Hyderabad. Health information news “At present, parents of girls prefer grooms from software companies based in India over NRIs, which used to be the other way round till just a few months back.”

Dayakar said parents looking for NRI grooms for their daughters were waiting to see which direction Trump’s immigration policies take before committing to a match. Human health information “Until then, they have kept NRI matches on hold,” he said. Health information systems degree Parents looking elsewhere

“I used to search for NRI matches [in the US], but I rejected 10 such matches after Trump’s rule,” said Hyderabad-based Subramanyam Sharma, who has a 25-year-old daughter. Health information exchange market He has also advised his extended family not to look for America-based grooms as long as Trump was president.

Similarly, like many other Indian parents, Ravi Reddy, 55, has been looking at eligible Indian men working in the US for his daughter, an information technology engineer. Information about health care Now he says he’s dropped the US from his list because of Trump. Information about health is wealth “I would prefer to give my daughter to grooms from any other place, like Singapore, Australia—anywhere other than the US,” said Reddy, who has been groom-hunting since 2015.

Ditto with Purnachandra Rao from Hyderabad, father of a 22-year-old girl. Information on health and medicine The lure of the US-based groom is over, he said.

“NRIs in (the) US don’t have job security now,” said Rao. E health information management “After marriage they won’t be able to take my daughter along with them because of the rules laid down by Trump. Health information sources So what is the point in getting married to a groom working there?”

Neelima*, who manages a prominent marriage bureau in Hyderabad, said the Trump factor could delay marriages that were already delayed by Indian standards in the case of NRIs.

“Normally NRIs marry very late,” she said. Health information exchange standards “On an average, the minimum age of the NRI who is ready for marriage will be around 30 years. Health information sites It takes another one or two years by the time they get married. Benefits of health information exchange Because of this effect [Trump’s anti-immigrant policies] it will get even more delayed.” Wait and watch?

In the US, eligible young Indian men are putting on a brave face.

Chalapathi Rao, 30, who has been employed with the US government’s health department for the past five years, has been searching for a “well-educated bride” for the past six months. Health information systems salary Although there was initial interest, the responses have dwindled.

However, Rao is not worried. Health information exchange models “I have a Green Card and work permit and I am employed with the US government,” he said. What is health information technology “So there is no problem for me with regard to working in the US. Health information systems ppt My job is secure and there is no need to worry.”

* The last names of some employees of marriage bureaus have been withheld on request.

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