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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

By The New York Times

October 7, 2020

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The Trump administration announced significant changes on Tuesday (October 6) to the H-1B visa program for high-skilled workers, substantially raising the wages that U.S. companies must pay foreign hires and narrowing eligibility criteria for applicants.

Top administration officials framed the changes as a way to protect American jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

The rules will directly affect foreign workers and employers, especially tech companies that have long supported the H-1B program.

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of homeland security, said he expected the changes to cut by one-third the number of petitions filed annually for the coveted visas.

Immigration lawyers and experts predicted that the changes would be swiftly challenged in court because they bypassed the normal regulatory process.

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