President Donald Trump after signing an executive order to try to revamp the H-1B visa, April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Goan IT Minister Rohan Khaunte has said that Goa should take advantage of the reforms, which make obtaining an H-1B more difficult, by facilitating the return of Goan NRIs to the coastal state. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PANAJI — Goa should look to capitalize on U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on H-1B visas by facilitating the return of Goan NRIs, IT Minister Rohan Khaunte said May 17.

Addressing a gathering of polytechnic students in Panaji, Khaunte also said the state government would be rolling out a policy for start-ups within 10-15 days.

"Thanks to Donald Trump, we are having issues of H-1B visas. We are having a lot of people who have gone abroad, who are wanting to come back for various reasons. We need to find industry and security for them. And that is a challenge which we have taken," Khaunte said.

"I am happy and quite proud to say that in the next ten days, a proper policy on start-ups will be implemented in Goa," the minister said.

"A policy which will allow our people from Goa to remain back as sons of the soil, take advantage of the policies. We would also look at people who have migrated outside Goa to look towards back-migration," he added.

The minister also said that bureaucratic red-tape was leading to delays in creating sanctions for start-ups in Goa.

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