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Team Trump drafts order to restrict H1B visa

Reforms could impact how tech companies recruit employees

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Peter Elstrom & Saritha Rai | Bloomberg 

US President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become more contentious. After the temporary ban on refugees and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Trump’s next move could strike closer to home. His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programmes information technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. If implemented, the reforms could shift the way American companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Apple recruit talent and force wholesale ...

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First Published: Tue, January 31 2017. 01:53 IST