JUN 22, 2020 | US
H-1B: Silicon Valley Blasts Trump’s Monday Order Suspending Visas
The Mercury News and East Bay Times, June 22, 2020
By Ethan Baron
Groups representing Silicon Valley technology giants blasted an order issued Monday by President Donald Trump that bars importing foreign workers via the tech industry’s favorite visa, the H-1B, until the end of the year.
Another industry group representing tech firms, including large Silicon Valley companies Salesforce, Oracle, and Adobe as well as firms headquartered elsewhere like IBM and Microsoft, also attacked the order.
“Access to foreign talent, adding to the expertise provided by American workers, is critical for the recovery and growth of all sectors of the U.S. economy, including the software industry which supports 14.4 million jobs and contributes $1.6 trillion in total value-added GDP annually,” BSA, also known as The Software Alliance, said in an emailed statement Monday. “The software industry, as well as companies in other sectors of the economy that employ highly-skilled foreign workers, rely on nonimmigrant visa programs, including H-1B, to recruit for select positions that are critical for their businesses.”
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。