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H-1B visa holders hope Biden administration will reform "unpredictable" process

Dec 28, 2020
The Trump administration increased renewal fees and made the process "more cumbersome," says a reform advocate.
President-elect Joe Biden backs more visas for highly skilled immigrants, but the issue remains politically divisive.
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U.S. trade groups, universities file suit against H-1B visa changes

Oct 20, 2020
Two new Trump administration rules would limit the types of jobs H-1B workers can fill and require U.S. companies to pay them higher salaries. Businesses aren't happy.
Scientists work on a rapid COVID-19 antibody test in a lab in New York in April. New H1-B rules could affect U.S. labs that are short on scientists.
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Judge blocks Trump administration's temporary visa restrictions

Oct 2, 2020
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said the president had likely exceeded his authority.
A medical scientist runs a test at a University of Washington lab. The H-1B visa freeze affects jobs in science-related as well as other fields.
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H-1B visa freeze might hurt rural areas in need of doctors

Jun 23, 2020
In America, around 28% of doctors, 35% of home aides and 20% of nursing assistants are foreign born.
A man has his pulse checked at a Remote Area Medical mobile clinic.
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Limits on work visas could send more jobs overseas

Jun 23, 2020
Trump's executive order restricting foreign workers could have unintended economic effects.
A medical scientist runs a test at a University of Washington lab. The H-1B visa freeze affects jobs in science-related as well as other fields.
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Business schools raise alarm about H-1B visas

Oct 15, 2019
There are fewer international students, a letter to Congress and the Trump administration says, and that could have long-term economic implications.
The dean of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University said there were 13% fewer international students in the U.S. last year. Above, the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina.
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Recent immigration policy moves vex U.S. workers from abroad

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Oct 5, 2018
The lives of many educated, skilled people have essentially been put on hold by a pile of changes to immigration policies.
President Donald Trump speaks in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2017, before signing the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order.
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Trump wants to rethink worker visas

Apr 18, 2017
At a factory in Wisconsin today, President Trump signed an executive order directing agencies to focus on buying American goods and order a review of the H-1B visa program. That’s the visa companies use to hire skilled foreign workers. During his campaign, Trump talked about eliminating the program entirely and promised he would protect American […]

Indians worry about U.S. degree prospects under Trump

Jan 26, 2017
If a U.S. job isn't likely, an expensive U.S. education doesn't make sense.
The outdoor cafeteria at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
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