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April 19, 2017

Here's how the H-1B visa program works

  • President Trump signed an order Tuesday directing the Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State departments to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse.
  • By ANICK JESDANUN
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is targeting a visa program cherished by tech companies for bringing in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries.

    Although these visas, known as H-1B, aren't supposed to displace American workers, critics say the program mostly benefits consulting firms that let tech companies save money by contracting out their jobs to foreign workers.


     
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