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U.S. Visas & Skilled Mexican Workers

Elizabeth Salamanca

U.S. Visas & Skilled Mexican Workers.

Ongoing uncertainty about the status of immigrants to the United States and conditions for future migration has affected not only undocumented Mexican workers, but also higher-skilled migrants. Nonresident scholar Elizabeth Salamanca provides an overview of the main types of visas obtained by highly skilled migrants, and how each visa category could potentially change under the Trump administration.