Economic Policy Institute
Obama Tech Policy Advisor
Following up on what he promised in his campaign, President Trump has begun to implement dramatic and significant changes to US immigration policy. These policies, Executive Orders, and so-called reforms may also lead to restrictions on the H-1B visa program—which has traditionally served as the pathway a large volume of foreign-born tech talent—as well as other major visa programs used by tech companies to hire skilled workers. How will Trump’s policies and reforms impact the US tech industry’s ability to hire skilled talent? And could they hinder America’s ability to remain the global leader in tech innovation?