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The H-1B Visa Issue Explained

The H-1B Visa Issue Explained

President Donald Trump's views on illegal immigration have been widely circulated and commented upon, and the Muslim ban led to protests. But it's his position on highly skilled foreigners working in the U.S. that has a few companies and their investors concerned. On January 30, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it is changing the rules for the visa lottery process so that "U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign workers with a U.S. master’s or higher degree will have a greater chance of selection." The rule comes into effect April 1, which means it concerns petitions for the 2020 fiscal year.