Google speaks out against Trump’s decision to freeze guest worker visas

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2020-06-23 04:34:29

On Monday, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending a range of visa programs — including the guest worker visas, like the H1-B, commonly used by tech companies to attract overseas talent. The new restrictions apply primarily to new visa applicants or H1-B holders who are currently out of the country.

A range of tech companies and industry groups have already pushed back against the proclamation, casting the order as a threat to the tech industry and US innovation more broadly.

In a statement to The Verge, Google emphasized the contributions of immigrants to American public life, without directly addressing the new restrictions.

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