Trump’s immigration policy has foreign tech talent looking north of the border

Jan 11, 2019

Below is an excerpt from the January 11 cover story in the Washington Post by Emily Rauhala.

“Over dinner at a noodle bar, a Canadian entrepreneur pitched a table of U.S. tech executives: Your foreign workers should trade sunny California for snowy Calgary, he told them. And they listened. Highly skilled foreign workers and the American firms that employ them are in a bit of a visa panic. President Trump has vowed to crackdown on the H-1B visa program, which allows 85,000 foreigners per year to work in “specialty occupations” in the United States. But there are no new rules yet, creating climate of uncertainty and fear, particularly in Silicon Valley.”

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