Find Law -- Christopher Coble, Esq.
But those are plans from Congress -- could the president act alone on the H1-B program? Eric Ruark, director of research at limited immigration advocate NumbersUSA, told the Wall Street Journal that Trump could attack the program in three ways:
Use an executive directive to tighten the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which gives foreign graduates in science, technology, engineering, or math-related fields the right to find permanent U.S. jobs for up to 36 months;
Roll the time limit back to the original 12 months (the threshold was expanded under President George W. Bush in 2008) or further restrict the eligible fields of study; or
End a provision that allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the U.S. (added by President Barack Obama in 2014).
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Updated: Wed, Sep 13th 2017 @ 2:10pm EDT