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JUN 22, 2020 | US

Trump Suspends Entry of Certain Foreign Workers Despite Business Opposition

Reuters, Huffpost, The New York Times, US News and World Report, VentureBeat; June 22, 2020

By Ted Hesson

US President Donald Trump suspended the entry into the United States of certain foreign workers on Monday, a move the White House said would help the coronavirus-battered economy, but which business groups strongly oppose. Businesses including major tech companies and the US Chamber of Commerce said the visa suspension would stifle the economic recovery after the damage done by the pandemic.

In a statement, BSA | The Software Alliance, whose members include Microsoft and Slack, urged the administration to “refrain from restricting employment of highly-skilled foreign professionals,” adding, “These restrictions will negatively impact the US economy,” and decrease job opportunities for Americans.


Original Posting: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-workers/trump-to-suspend-certain-foreign-worker-visas-despite-tech-business-group-opposition-idUSKBN23T2ZW

HuffPost Posting: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-immigration-visas-foreign-workers_n_5ef139a1c5b6d15b45a52a7e

The New York Times Posting: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/06/22/technology/22reuters-usa-immigration-workers.html

US News and World Report Posting: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2020-06-22/trump-to-suspend-h-1b-work-visas-and-others-through-end-of-year

VentureBeat Posting: https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/22/trump-reportedly-plans-to-suspend-h-1b-visa-program-for-foreign-workers/


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