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H1B visa reform: Why US companies are worrying about changes

New York: Next on the immigration chopping block? US tech companies fear the Trump administration will target a visa programme they cherish for bringing in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries.

Although these visas, known as H1B, aren’t supposed to displace American workers, critics say safeguards are weak. Critics also say the programme mostly benefits consulting firms that let tech companies contract out their jobs to save money. The administration is considering a broad review of such programs, though there weren’t many specifics in a draft executive order obtained by The Associated Press. […]

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H1B visa reform: Why US companies are worrying about changes