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What Trump’s Restrictions On Work Visas Could Mean For The Future Of Work

Last week, President Trump froze new visas for some foreign workers, which could hurt America's ability to recruit top talent.
Last week, President Trump froze new visas for some foreign workers, which could hurt America's ability to recruit top talent.

President Trump has temporarily suspended several types of work visas for foreigners. Officials say this will block up to 525,000 foreign workers from the U.S. through the end of the year.

Among those impacted will be specialized highly skilled workers, non-agricultural seasonal workers, exchange visitors and employees transferring with a company.

From BuzzFeed News:

The decision to suspend several groups of employment-based visas comes on the heels of previous attempts by the administration to restrict immigration during the pandemic, including efforts to turn away most people at the southern border and limit visas issued in embassies across the world. Immigrant advocates and experts believe the administration is using the pandemic to institute extreme measures it has long sought to under the guise of a public health emergency.

Does suspending work visas really mean more jobs for Americans? And how will it impact the future of work and immigration in the U.S.?

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