Jan 30, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump's next immigration target

Per Bloomberg, the Trump administration has drafted an executive order that would change how H-1B visas, a mainstay of the tech industry, are awarded.

"Our country's immigration policies should be designed and implemented to serve, first and foremost, the U.S. national interest," the draft proposal reads, according to a copy reviewed by Bloomberg. "Visa programs for foreign workers … should be administered in a manner that protects the civil rights of American workers and current lawful residents, and that prioritizes the protection of American workers -- our forgotten working people -- and the jobs they hold."

Why it matters: Tech companies are already tip-toeing around Trump, as Axios' Kim Hart wrote this morning. If Trump goes after H-1Bs, the cautiously cordial relations between Trump and tech could unravel.

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