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Trump move to ban H-1B visa will hurt job creation, warns business chamber

The visa suspension, which runs to the end of the year, seems to open up some 525,000 jobs for American workers, a senior administration official told reporters

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Trump also blocked those entering on H-2B seasonal worker visas, which are used by landscapers and other industries.

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Opposing the Trump administration's "sweeping attempt" to restrict legal immigration, the Chamber of Commerce on Monday (local time) said suspending work visas to secure high-skilled jobs for Americans in a bid to revive the coronavirus-battered economy would not help the country and would rather only slow down growth and reduce job creation in US markets.
"Today's proclamation is a severe and sweeping attempt to restrict legal immigration. Putting up a 'not welcome' sign for engineers, executives, IT experts, doctors, nurses and other workers won't help our country, it will hold us back. Restrictive changes to our nation's immigration system will push

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 9:33 AM IST

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