Trump Should Suspend H-1B Visas Other Until the End Of the Year : NPR

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President Trump speaks before signing an executive order to tighten the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers in the UNITED states in 2017, Snap-on Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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President Trump speaks before signing an executive order to tighten the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers in the UNITED states in 2017, Snap-on Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Kiichiro Sato/AP

The president Trump is expected to sign an order to suspend the H-1B, L-1, and other temporary work visas until the end of the year, according to multiple sources familiar with the plan.

The new order — which should come with broad exceptions — comes as the administration continues to struggle with high unemployment among American workers because of the sars coronavirus pandemic, as well as kick-start the economic recovery.

The order of the target of H-1B visas, which are designed for certain skilled workers, such as those employed in the high technology industry, as well as the L-1 visas, which are intended for executives who work for large companies.

The action of the executive is also expected to suspend the H-2B visa for seasonal workers, such as hotel and construction staff; J-1 visas, which are intended for researchers, and teachers and other cultural and work exchange programs. Trump could renew the suspension when they fall. The order should not immediately affect anyone already in the united States.

“No matter how you slice it, this is shaping up to be a great victory for American workers at a critical time,” said RJ Hauman, government relations director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for lower immigration levels. JUST had called Asset suspend guest worker visas.

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