JUN 22, 2020 | US
Trump To Suspend New Work Visas Through 2020
Law360, June 22, 2020
By Suzanne Monyak
President Donald Trump will bar foreign citizens from moving to the US on a number of work visas, including the H-1B specialty occupation visa, through the end of 2020 in response to high U.S. unemployment, senior administration officials told reporters Monday.
BSA | The Software Alliance, which represents major technology companies including Microsoft, Salesforce, and IBM, quickly condemned the visa suspension, stressing that foreign workers are key to the software industry.
"Filling these roles, that are more abundant than the number of US employees qualified to fill them, means these jobs can be kept in the U.S. This allows companies based in the US to remain globally competitive, which in turn boosts the US economy, creating jobs for millions of Americans," the alliance said in a statement Monday.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。