The ban on new visas applies to H-1B visas, which are used by major American technology companies, and their immediate families, H-2B visas for nonagricultural seasonal workers, J-1 visas for exchange students and L-1 visas for managers of multinational corporations.
By Deb Riechmann, Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
The Trump administration has made a number of changes over the past two years to the nation’s guest worker program — changes that will resonate throughout the U.S. economy.
By Gretchen Frazee
The Trump administration has signaled it plans to strip employment authorization from spouses of some H-1B visa holders. The change would mean that nearly 100,000 people -- predominantly women from India who followed their spouses to the U.S. -- would…
By Melanie Saltzman, Joanne Elgart Jennings
We have been bleeding talent and boosting our global competition while arguing only about the plight of undocumented workers, writes entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.
By Vivek Wadhwa
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
Foreign-born physicians are often sent to underserved urban or rural areas to fill medical residences that might otherwise be vacant. They receive H-1B visas through an expedited process. A new procedural announcement by the Trump administration could put the future…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Hospitals use the H-1B Visa program to recruit foreign doctors to fill crucial positions in underserved or rural areas of the country. A recent executive order signed by President Trump could limit the number of visas awarded annually.
By PBS NewsHour
President Trump called on Tuesday for U.S. agencies to “buy American and hire American” and signed an executive order targeting H-1B guest worker visas, which help find foreign labor to fill technical jobs. Critics say the visa system is being…
Citing the lack of qualified domestic candidates, many U.S. technology companies are hiring foreign workers to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The NewsHour reports on the fight to allow more foreign workers into the United States.
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