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Crackdown on high-skilled visas?

The Baker Institute

Crackdown on high-skilled visas?.

By Camelia Tigau, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Mexico Center

Is President Trump's April 2017 executive order calling for a review of the H-1B visa program bad news for foreign workers? The author examines statistics related to U.S. visas for skilled foreign professionals and discusses the impact of their possible cancellation or restriction.