Tech Industry Frets Over Possible Immigration Changes
The technology industry relies heavily on the H-1B visa program, through which highly skilled workers like software engineers are permitted to work in the United States for companies like Microsoft, Google and Intel.
The draft proposed a regulation to “restore the integrity of employment-based nonimmigrant worker programs” and to consider options for modifying the H-1B program to “ensure that beneficiaries of the program are the best and the brightest.”
That language rattled some executives and lawyers representing technology companies because of its implication of sweeping changes.
“You’d be shocked at the number of people who are feeling fear, calling our firm alarmed based on what’s coming out,” said Priya Alagiri, an immigration lawyer based in the Bay Area who has tech clients. “It’s not just the undocumented. Even people who are here on green cards, legally. Citizens. They’re scared.”
gee I didn't know Tech Companies were hiring so many from the Middle East
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
- Robert J. Hanlon.
Perhaps now we will be able to understand Whomever they put on the Technical Support line.
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain