Trump Administration Moves to Further Restrict H-1B Visas
Prohibition of H-1B Visa Holders on Federal Contracts
Additional Measures in 45 Days to Subvert the H-1B Visa Program
The Trump Administration, through an Executive Order, moved aggressively
against H-1B visas. In measures to be enacted in 120 days, the administration
is moving to restrict the employment of H-1B visas holders on contracts
entered into by the Federal Government.
Additionally, President Trump has directed the Secretaries of Labor and
Homeland Security to enact measures, in 45 days, through the mechanism
of the Labor Condition Application to restrict the employment of H-1B
visa holders. It is speculated that these could include, among other measures,
raising the Wage Levels required for qualification for H-1B visas. The
purpose would be to limit the ability of companies to employ individuals
through these employment visas.
President Trump has been touting a new immigration law that will supposedly
be merit based. This may just be more diversionary tactics by Trump. The
series of measures that the Trump Administration has taken in recent months
clearly shows the hostility the administration has towards high skilled
workers and the beneficial impact that they have within the U.S. economy.
We are monitoring this situation closely and will update our clients as
soon as we know more. Please contact USILAW with any questions. You may
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