Trump next target H1-B visa
President Donald Trump’s next target will be Silicon Valley. After the order of banning refugees and travelers from seven countries his next order is drafted about work-visa programs.
Almost all the major tech companies hire thousands of foreign employee and if there is changes in the work-visa programs than all major companies like Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. have to change the way they recruit talent from abroad.
For Indian companies like Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd. have to hire American first and foreign worker will be only those who are highly paid.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the possible executive order on work visas “is part of a larger immigration effort” and stems from “an overall need to look at all of these measures.”
The said order have yet to come into effect but is much in news after the immigration ban, for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen banning them from entering US. The order stop the all refugees to enter the United States for four months.
Lot of people are detained at the airport all over the country and many students attending American universities were stopped from entering United States after visiting abroad.
Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Uber, Airbnb and Tesla Motors companies have said to be effected by the order.
Now its Silicon valley turn to brace the order for work visas. Under H-1B program, US provides 65,000 visas to skilled worker every year. the proposed new order would enforce tech companies to hire Americans first.
The draft of Trump’s executive order contains H-1B, L-1, E-2 and B1 visa programs. Whatever changes are implemented in the programs, is definitely going to effect tech companies as they have to struggle to hire computer science professionals to power their companies, as in America there is shortage of math and science graduates.