It’s all hunk dory for scores of Indian settled in the United States. The new directives issued by the newly elected President of United States have sent everyone in a tizzy. If government regulations were not enough, the recent untoward incident of hate crime has made matters worse, more so psychologically.
“Get out of my country!” shouted an inebriated Navy veteran as he fired at two Indian software engineers. One of the victims succumbed to his injuries.
The Kansas shooting incident has made it abundantly clear that the ‘America Dream’ has started turning sour. The hospitality with which the country invited foreigners to come for good may well be conspicuous by its absence.
The perception has changed. “I used to think of America as a place where there is greater racial equality than exists in India. Now people are afraid. There is inequality. There is racism,” said a student desirous of going to the United States.
People have, and rightly so, started revisiting their U.S. plans as the common feeling is that the Trump era is just not conducive. So graduates have stopped dreaming of a post graduate degree from the US, while the job aspirants have started hunting for that plum job right here in India. And not to miss the anxious Indian workers in US who run the risk of their work permits being cancelled or not being renewed.
“If Hillary Clinton was elected, then I would have gone,” he went on. “There would still have been racism in the U.S., but it would not have been so much. As much as it is with Trump,” said another student.