Trump slowed down Silicon Valley's most coveted visas

Trump slows down Silicon Valley's most coveted visas The technology industry will be hardest hit by the H-1B permits. Foreigners seek...

Trump slows down Silicon Valley's most coveted visas

The technology industry will be hardest hit by the H-1B permits.

Foreigners seeking employment in US companies can no longer opt for the quick visa after the March 3 past President Donald Trump announced a temporary suspension for quick or via fast track for residence permits H-1B.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said the procedure is known as "Premium" will be held for at least six months.


The H-1B life allows US companies interested in hiring foreign talent for highly specialized fields, especially in engineering, technology, medicine, and science. 

h1-b-visa- Trump slowed down Silicon Valley's most coveted visas 
Interested persons may continue to apply for the visa during the suspension but must comply with emergency criteria to use for it as humanitarian reasons or the possibility of a significant financial loss for the company or the executive. 

Under normal conditions, the United States issues only 65,000 H-1B visas a year, with 20,000 more for people who have obtained a high degree of specialization in the American Union. The permit, which has a cost of US $ 1,225, is valid for three years with the possibility of extending for another three. The whole process takes 15 days, but if after that period the applicants do not receive news, they recover their money. 


According to the USCIS, this suspension will expedite the pending orders for visas already processed. 


The service limits the visa for workers who "work in an occupation of high specialty" and "have a salary." 


Trump Vs. Silicon Valley?

The contracting processes of technology giants will invariably be affected by this resolution. Last year, companies like IBM, Accenture, Deloitte and Google were the ones who applied the most for H-1B visas for their employees. 

Companies seeking talent outside the American Union assert that there is a lack of specialization in local workers, while those who are against the H - 1B visa state that the program "steals" jobs from US citizens. 


It seems that this decision will continue to confront President Donald Trump with the US technology industry, following the community's violent response to the 90-day ban on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. 


That order was suspended after being rejected by judges of the ninth circuit of Los Angeles.


On March 6, a new ban was signed that not only prohibits the entry of citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries but also suspends the United States' refugee program for 120 days.


This order will take effect on March 16.


Information source: Entrepreneur.com

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