Trump reportedly wants to restrict visa programs for skilled workers
May 24, 2020 at 11:03 PM - Views: 55 #318760N2DocParticipant
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President Donald Trump has said he wants to halt immigration while Americans face staggeringly high unemployment levels as a result of the coronavirus pandemic — including temporary visas for skilled foreign workers and for foreign students who went to college in the US.
More than 85,000 immigrants get H-1B visas for skilled workers annually, including more than 1,000 apiece for workers at tech giants such as Google and Amazon. The demand for these visas consistently outstrips the supply.
But the New York Times reported Trump is considering barring the issuance of new visas in certain employment-based categories, including H-1B visas, as well as ending the Optional Practical Training program, or OPT, which allows foreigners on student visas to work in the US for up to three years post-graduation depending on their field of study.
We shall see if he has the guts to do it
May 24, 2020 at 11:48 PM #318771FasttenseParticipant
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Who is Trump trying to take revenge on?
May 25, 2020 at 12:13 AM #318778Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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I’d be ok with that…
May 25, 2020 at 12:29 AM #318787ArtfromArkParticipant
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It’s a retailer. You might as well call Walmart a “tech” company/
May 25, 2020 at 12:54 AM #318793retired liberalParticipant
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And its fingers into any and everything else that it can make money at.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
May 25, 2020 at 1:38 AM #318803bazukhovParticipant
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And, keep all those lazy foreigners out of our beautiful country.
Not to mention putting “Made in America by Americans” labels on everything and raise the prices.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
May 25, 2020 at 2:12 AM #318807youroutParticipant
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Fine by me but I suspect it’s nothing but white noise.
May 25, 2020 at 2:44 AM #318814Populist ProleParticipant
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The whole H1b visa thing was/is nothing more than an attempt to loosen labor markets to drive down wage rates. In turn, they’ll undercut any wage earner by turning them into “jobs Americans won’t do”.
Having said that, there’s no way in hell the corporate lobbyists will allow anything to put their supply of cheap labor in check. his rhetoric makes for good red meat to throw to “the base” though. Just look at NAFTA V2.0: New boss: Same as old boss.
May 25, 2020 at 7:06 AM #318895
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