The US President Donald trump on June 22 issued a decree which extends to the end of the year the suspension of some visas, and expanding their list. About it it is spoken on the White house website.
His decision to visas H-1B (for skilled workers, particularly in the technology industry and science), H-2B (seasonal workers) if they are not connected with the food supply, H-4 (for immediate family members of visa holders H-1B) L-1 (for managers working in large corporations) and some J-1 (for researchers, participants of exchange programs).
The White house noted that the decision focused on the fact that companies hire primarily American workers.
“Many workers have suffered is not their fault because of the coronavirus, and they should not remain on the sidelines, being replaced by a new foreign workforce,” the statement reads.
The administration of the tramp also modified the rules of entry to eliminate the incentive to apply for asylum with the primary aim of producing the document on the work permit.
“With some exceptions, we should not allow a large number of foreign workers to enter the United States at a time when so many Americans lost work”, – said the press service of the White house.
Also, the trump has taken steps to reform immigration programs H-1B. Now the program will give priority to those employees who were offered the highest wages, providing the most qualified candidates. The US authorities also plan to close loopholes that allowed employers to replace American employees with cheap foreign labor.
The publication The Verge said that large technology companies often take on work of experts with visas H-1B. In comments to journalists the representative of Google, Jose Castaneda, said that immigrants make a great contribution to the development of the United States. According to him, they not only contributed to technological breakthroughs and creating new businesses and jobs, but have also enriched American life. He is confident that the success of America depends on companies having access to the best talent from around the world.
Also dissatisfaction with the decision of trump expressed by the representatives of Amazon in the comments to Geek Wire. The actions of the administration of the President there is called short-sighted, as the ban on the entry of highly skilled professionals threatens the global competitiveness of America.
President of Microsoft brad Smith on Twitter saidthat now is not the time to tear the American nation from the world talents or create uncertainty and anxiety.
“Immigrants play a vital role in our company and maintain the essential infrastructure of our country. They contribute to this country at a time when we need them most,” – he wrote.
Now is not the time to cut our nation off from the world’s talent or create uncertainty and anxiety. Immigrants play a vital role at our company and support our country’s critical infrastructure. They are contributing to this country at a time when we need them most.
— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) June 23, 2020