Immigration and visa

#WorkTrends Recap: Immigration and Visa Under the Trump Administration

Without a doubt, we are living in one of the most pivotal moments in history. Our current presidential administration is making lots of changes that could have repercussions for businesses all across the country. And we can speculate that many more changes will be occurring in the future. How exactly will all of these changes impact American and global workforces?

On this week’s #WorkTrends show, host Meghan M. Biro was joined by immigration attorney Jon Velie. They discussed the current political landscape regarding immigration, current and new processing requirements and what changes that we may see in both visa processing and/or compliance.

Jon shared the latest information regarding immigration and visas and how unforeseen repercussions could have a lasting impact on businesses.

Here are a few other key points that Jon shared:

  • Businesses that rely on STEM workers could be forced to move outside of the US to find employees
  • If it’s hard to get jobs in America, fewer international students will come to our universities
  • Only 19 percent of American students graduate with degrees in STEM

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