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JUN 23, 2020 | US

Trump Will Suspend Some Foreign Worker Visas Through the End of the Year, Sparking a Tech Backlash

Washington Post, June 23, 2020

By Joseph Marks

The block on H-1B visas, which allow highly skilled workers to work legally in the United States, could have significant ramifications for tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple.

BSA | The Software Alliance, an industry trade group, said it “strongly urges the administration to consider the vital role nonimmigrants play in the U.S. economy and refrain from restricting employment of highly-skilled foreign professionals.” BSA members include Microsoft and Oracle as well as security firms such as Trend Micro and Splunk.

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Original Posting: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2020/06/23/the-cybersecurity-202-democratic-election-officials-punch-back-on-trump-mail-voting-claims/5ef119bf602ff12947e92132/

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