US President Donald Trump is keen that the H-1B visas are given only to highly skilled roles. This has been announced by the White House. The Trump administration is inclined to modify the existing H-1B rules. This is to ensure that highly skilled immigrant workers are the ones who get the H-1B visas.
The White House has said that currently the H-1B visas are being offered even to outsourcing roles.
Chris Liddell Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination at the White House revealed the plans to the audience in Washington. The President has been very clear regarding his intentions, said Liddell. He has clarified this publicly several times as well. Trump wants to ensure that people who graduate in a highly skilled area such as tech remain in the US. He finds this to be a very positive aspect of immigration overall, added Dy. Chief of Staff.
Liddell was participating in the live discussion on technology organized by Washington Post. When asked regarding Trump’s views on H-1B immigration, he said that Trump has always been clear that H-1B fits under merit immigration. Meanwhile, he also accepted that the issue may get snowballed into border discussion legislatively.
Chris Liddell is a former executive at General Motors and Microsoft. He is tasked with coordinating and overseeing the policy process of President Trump.
H-1B immigration is to a greater extent governed by legislation said, Liddell. It also has a regulatory aspect to it. The regulatory point of view can be modified, said Liddell. This is to ensure that it promotes only highly skilled roles and not outsourcing roles, he added.
The numbers of annual H-1B visas are 1, 20,000 said the Deputy Chief of Staff. This is a quite big pool, added the official of the White House.
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