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Donald Trump administration drafts executive order on H1B visas

Tokyo/Bengaluru: President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.

After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump’s next steps could strike even closer to home: His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programmes , including the H1B visas, that technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year.

If implemented, the reforms could force wholesale changes at India companies such as Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd, […]

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Donald Trump administration drafts executive order on H1B visas