Trump's Procedural Sidesteps May Doom H-1B Visa Changes

By Suzanne Monyak (October 7, 2020, 9:08 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's new restrictions on H-1B specialty occupation visas threaten entry-level recruitment and businesses that rely on technology contractors, but the administration's decision to skirt procedural requirements could tank some of the rules before they even take effect.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor issued a pair of rules Tuesday that would raise the minimum salary requirements for foreign workers and overhaul the eligibility requirements for H-1B visas, which allow foreign professionals with bachelor's degrees or higher to work in the U.S. in specialized roles.

However, while acknowledging the rules would have sweeping effects that could...

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