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U.S. Government Backs Off from Deporting Online-Only Foreign College Students

The government will preserve a coronavirus rule that helps Fortune 500 companies recruit foreign graduates from U.S. colleges amid the pandemic, government lawyers told a judge Tuesday. The announcement was made in a Massachusetts courtroom as Harvard, supported by many other colleges and companies, sued to preserve the F-1 student visas and the two “Practical Training”…
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Trade Group for Koch, GM Asks Trump for More Foreign Workers

A trade association that includes General Motors and the Koch Industries is asking President Donald Trump to cancel his popular June 22 decision to narrow and reform the nation’s visa worker programs. “We urge you to lift the restrictions in the June 22 proclamation and to work with Congress to identify ways to ensure these…
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George W. Bush Center Opposes Donald Trump’s Migration Reforms

Americans need more migrants to recover from the coronavirus crash, according to former President George W. Bush’s presidential center. The nation’s economic recovery will be slowed by the temporary suspension on importing foreign workers that President Donald Trump extended and expanded on June 22, said a June 23 tweet from the center: Suspending Immigration Will…
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Chamber of Commerce: ‘Crucial’ to Import Foreign Workers While 30M Americans Unemployed

United States Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donahue says it is “crucial” that businesses be allowed to continue importing foreign visa workers even as 30 million Americans remain unemployed due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis. Donahue sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking that he not halt foreign visa worker programs — such as…
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Wall Street Journal: Trump Will Shrink OPT Foreign Worker Program

President Donald Trump is expected to shrink a huge work permit program that quietly allows companies to hire foreign employees for the jobs needed by U.S. graduates in the coronavirus crash, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The coming temporary restrictions, the officials say, are designed to help American graduates looking for entry-level work during…
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Universities to White House: Save the OPT Student-to-Worker Program

A group of university associations is asking a former Microsoft executive in the White House to help preserve a very lucrative student-to-worker program that was created at the request of Microsoft. “We understand that the administration is reviewing the OPT [Optional Practical Training] program as it examines additional actions following the April 22 executive order,…
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College Students Ask Trump to Halt ‘Egregious’ H-1B Visa, OPT Program

College student organizations are asking President Trump to suspend the H-1B visa and OPT programs while nearly 40 million Americans are jobless due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis. In a letter to Trump obtained by Breitbart News, 30 college student organizations request that the OPT program be ended and the H-1B visa program be suspended…
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Fortune 500 CEOs Use H-1B Visa Workers to Grow a Bonded-Labor Workforce

Hundreds of thousands of Indian contract workers are tied to their U.S. employers for many years because U.S. companies have offered them green cards as payment for compliant labor, according to a new report by the Cato Institute. “U.S. employers file far more petitions for Indians than the [green card] limits allow,” says the Cato…
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Pro-Migration Group Tells Trump: H-1B Visa Workers Don’t Hurt Jobs, Wages

President Donald Trump may not help Americans if he blocks foreign H-1B visa workers from getting the white-collar jobs sought by unemployed Americans, says a May 18 report by a business-boosted pro-migration group, the National Foundation for American Policy. “There is little reason to think doing so will help American workers,” says the report, authored by Madeline…
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Trump Exempts Fortune 500’s Visa Workers from Immigration Curb

President Donald Trump has exempted the Fortune 500’s international labor supply from his order for a temporary immigration shutdown. “This order will only apply to individuals seeking a permanent residency,” Trump said in an April 21 press conference at the White House. He said: It would be wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced with new immigrant labor flown in…
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