NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged U.S. officials visiting the country and back home to adopt a “balanced and farsighted perspective” on the movement of skilled immigrant workers amid tensions currently surrounding the U.S. visa program that threaten to wreak havoc on Indian software services companies.

“Both countries can work even more closely, including in facilitating greater people-to-people linkages that have over the years helped contribute to each other’s prosperity,” Modi said after his meeting with a visiting delegation of 26 U.S. lawmakers.

The delegation, which also met Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, in the Capital on Tuesday, said the two countries were willing to work together to sort out trade and economic issues. Their conversations were of course filled with dialogues referencing the proposed changes to the current H-1B visa program, a work visa that Indian IT companies are heavily dependent on to move their talent stateside. At least four U.S. lawmakers have proposed changes to the H-1B or skilled workers immigration process.

Prasad told the delegation he respected America’s efforts to “reassess and reappraise” the relationship between the two nations, but urged lawmakers to “keep in mind the value the Indian talent has contributed in making the American economy more competitive.” He also emphasized the fact India is expected to become $1 trillion digital economy in the next five to seven years, which could represent hefty profits for companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google, as well as for e-commerce.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte led the delegation, he said both sides discussed the story of President Donald Trump — the 45th president entered the White House with no experience in government or politics. “He is a businessman and he likes to do deals and he also wants to do deals with India and other countries around the world,” Goodlatte said. “He is also assessing what deals the United States has done in the past that are good and which ones he thinks may be not so good.”

There are currently between 300,000-350,000 Indians working in the U.S. courtesy of the H-1B visa.

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson said both countries are concerned with “the youth bulge and the importance of training our young people… (and) will work together to create those opportunities for them and certainly technology is a method of doing so.”

A delegation of Indian IT companies, led by the National Association of Software and Services Companies, is expected to discuss the visa issue with U.S. lawmakers this week.