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The Trump administration is considering a broad crackdown on legal foreign workers3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Protect Employees From Trump's Immigration Executive OrderH-1B visa: Trump administration's proposed changes and how they can affect IndiansLet Apple Pay for Their H-1B VisasTrump's new executive order to clamp down on H1B visasTrump's immigration reform: High-skilled visas may be nextTrump's immigration reform: High-skilled visas may be nextTrump's Proposed Shakeup Of Work-Visa Program Could Leave Silicon Valley ScramblingThe H-1B Visa Issue Explained (MSFT, GOOG)Trump's Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for TechTrump's “refugee ban” — annotated by a former top Department of Homeland Security lawyerMalevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and VisasTrump Order Will Block 500000 Legal U.S. Residents From Returning to America From Trips AbroadWhat Do the Visa Rule Changes Mean? | Blog.SHRM.orgTrump administration brings uncertainty to H-1B visa program.

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The Trump administration is considering a broad crackdown on legal foreign workers
VoxJanuary 31, 2017

The order, titled “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs,” proposes taking aim at a range of nonimmigrant visa programs that let foreign-born people live and work in the United States for a ...more »

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Protect Employees From Trump's Immigration Executive Order
EntrepreneurJanuary 31, 2017

Employers should not require (or even permit) employees with green cards or other visas from the seven designated countries to engage in business travel outside of the United States. If an employer requires or permits work-related travel outside of the ...more »

H-1B visa: Trump administration's proposed changes and how they can affect Indians
Hindustan TimesJanuary 31, 2017

H-1Bs are the most coveted work visas: In 2016, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they received 2,36,000 H-1B petitions within five days of opening the process, more than thrice the number of mandated cap of 65,000 in the ...more »

Let Apple Pay for Their H-1B Visas
The Weekly Standard (blog)January 31, 2017

"Apple would not exist without immigration," warns Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. His colleagues in the board rooms of Silicon Valley agree, and tremble at the rumored issuance of a Trump executive order that might reduce the number of H-1B visas issued to ...more »

Trump's new executive order to clamp down on H1B visas
Economic TimesJanuary 31, 2017

The executive order drafted by the Trump Administration not only strangulates H-1B and L1 visas, but also increases inspector raj and ends employment authorisation cards to spouses on such work visas, which was recently introduced by the previous Obama ...more »

Trump's immigration reform: High-skilled visas may be next
CNNMoneyJanuary 31, 2017

During a White House briefing Monday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump will continue to talk about reforming the H-1B visa program, among others, as part of a larger push for immigration reform. Spicer said Trump will do so through executive ...more »

Trump's immigration reform: High-skilled visas may be next
CNNMoneyJanuary 31, 2017

During a White House briefing Monday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump will continue to talk about reforming the H-1B visa program, among others, as part of a larger push for immigration reform. Spicer said Trump will do so through executive ...more »

Trump's Proposed Shakeup Of Work-Visa Program Could Leave Silicon Valley Scrambling
ForbesJanuary 30, 2017

But while strongly-worded statements from executives addressed how a ban on immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries undercuts Silicon Valley's values, changes to the current work-visa program figure to have a more direct effect on ...more »

The H-1B Visa Issue Explained (MSFT, GOOG)
InvestopediaJanuary 30, 2017

His next executive order is set to target specific work-visa programs, according to a report from Bloomberg. Trump has called the temporary nonimmigrant H-1B visa program, which allows foreigners with advanced degrees to be employed here, "a cheap ...more »

Trump's Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech
BloombergJanuary 30, 2017

Trump's next steps could strike even closer to home: His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programs technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. If implemented, the ...more »

Trump's “refugee ban” — annotated by a former top Department of Homeland Security lawyer
VoxJanuary 30, 2017

Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the United States after receiving visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered ...more »

Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas
Lawfare (blog)January 29, 2017

Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the United States after receiving visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered ...more »

Trump Order Will Block 500000 Legal U.S. Residents From Returning to America From Trips Abroad
ProPublicaJanuary 28, 2017

The move was a reversal from the previous day when the administration said it would bar green card holders from returning. The new stance does not affect the 25,000 students and employees from the seven countries who live in the U.S. on temporary visas.more »

What Do the Visa Rule Changes Mean? | Blog.SHRM.org
SHRM (blog)January 25, 2017

On January 18, 2017, USCIS published a new ruling designed to clarify DHS policies and “enable US employers to retain high-skilled workers.” An initial goal of ...more »

Trump administration brings uncertainty to H-1B visa program.
The Mercury NewsJanuary 23, 2017

Silicon Valley companies, long dependent on foreign workers to fuel tech growth, are bracing for changes to immigration policy that could impact a vast ...more »

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