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Make America Wait Again: Trump hasn't stopped H-1B visas

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Howard Marcinkowski
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Candidate Trump promised to make tech companies hire Americans first, but the deadline for action in 2017 has passed

Applications for the United States' H-1B visas open tomorrow, as usual.

Which isn't what many expected after president Donald Trump made reform of skilled workers visas one of his key campaign promises.

H-1B visas allow those with a bachelor’s or higher degree in a specialty field, and an employer willing to take them on, to work in the United States for up to six years.

The visas are widely-used by multinational companies as a way of bringing people from outside the US to the nation.

Trump campaigned against H-1B visas: his immigration policy (PDF) explicitly called for businesses to be required to hire American workers before resorting to H-1B visas.

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