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Ban on H-1B visas short-sighted, threatens scholarly engagement: Harvard

The temporary suspension, the White House, argues will make more than half million jobs available to Americans

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In our view, this is a short-sighted policy that threatens scholarly engagement, Swain told the university publication The Harvard Crimson

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The temporary suspension of foreign work visas, including the most sought-after H-1B visas, is a short-sighted policy that threatens scholarly engagement, a top US university has said.
Harvard University Spokesperson Jonathan L Swain on Thursday said that though this does not affect student visas or Optional Practical Training (OPT) but it is disappointing that the executive order bans entry to certain new non-immigrant visa holders, including the H-1B.
On Monday, US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to suspend the most sought-after H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers in

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First Published: Jun 26 2020 | 10:22 AM IST

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