New immigration policy could preclude computer programmers from securing a visa


Over the weekend, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly slipped in new guidelines that preclude computer programmers from securing an H-1B visa. For workers in specialty occupations, the H-1B visa allowed US companies to employ “graduate level workers” in certain fields. The bulk of these visas went to the tech segment but the architecture, finance, engineering, mathematics, and science fields also made liberal use of the H-1B. Trump’s administration has made it clear that it’d prefer these jobs go to American workers. The move seems backs up statements about low- and mid-level American workers taking more jobs once reserved for those on…

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