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Are B-1 Business Visitors Trump's Next Target?

Law360 (July 17, 2018, 12:33 PM EDT) -- Most of the recent attention on the Trump administration's plans to restrict or reform temporary work visas has focused on H-1B visas for professionals. However, another potential target of the administration could have just as great an impact on business-related travel — travel on business visitor B-1 status.

The ubiquity and utility of B-1 visas for business is underappreciated but very important. In fiscal year 2016, 8.3 million visitors were admitted to the U.S. in B-1 status, compared to only 534,365 admitted on H-1B visas. Given...
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