This is one plan that many have given thought to from the very day Donald Trump won the election, and it really wasn’t the tech industry’s plan originally, but at this point, it looks like the most feasible if it plans to keep its foreign-born workers as close as possible.
On Monday, the White House press secretary Sean Spicer informed that they have drafted a new executive order that is aimed at overhauling the H-1B work-visa program which US tech companies have always used when bringing in top foreign talents. The press secretary stated that the executive order is part of a larger immigration effort. So we shouldn’t be tired of seeing more of the kind of surprise we got on Friday.
According to Bloomberg, the proposal states: “our country’s immigration policies should be designed and implemented to serve, first and foremost, the US national interest. All visa programs for foreign workers should be administered in a manner that protects the civil rights of American workers and current lawful residents, and that prioritizes the protection of the American workers—our forgotten working people—and the jobs they hold.”