H1B Visa: 5 Things to Know About Trump’s Proposed Reform

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on a proposed reform to the H1B visa.

H1B Visa, TrumpThe H1B visa is a work visa that allows companies in the United States to bring in employees from overseas. It is often used by tech companies that are searching for employees with special skills that may be hard to find in the United States.

Here are a few things to know about the possible reform for the H1B visa.

  • President Donald Trump’s administration has drafted a new executive order that would change H1B visas.
  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the proposed executive order is part of the larger immigration reform that the administration is working on.
  • The executive order is reportedly being designed to protect American workers, as well as their “jobs, wages and well-being.”
  • It is possible that the order wouldn’t include major changes for H1B visas, but that it would take a closer look at the process.
  • Any changes made to H1B visas will likely have an effect on the recruitment process used by companies when the application process starts on April 1.

“My expectation is that there would be a good monitoring of abuse and fraud in H-1B system,” Shalabh Kumar, an Indian American industrialist from Chicago, told The Economic Times. “There is a little bit of that, not much.”

Kumar is a supporter of President Donald Trump. He says that the fears concerning immigration, green cards and the HB1 visa is “overblown.” He also claims that the order will likely just have the administration monitoring the work visas more closely.

The opinions contained in this column are solely those of the writer.
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