Kim Hart Jan 30, 2017
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Why tech CEOs fear Trump

Illustration Greg Ruben / Axios

CEOs of major tech companies are anxious about publicly challenging President Trump over refugees and other topics. The reason: they fear Trump will single them out for outsourcing jobs or shut down the so-called H-1B visa program they use to hire high-skilled foreign employees for crucial engineering and technical jobs.

White House officials tell us they are right to be nervous, especially about changes to the visa program. Chief strategist Steve Bannon and policy chief Stephen Miller are known to be deeply skeptical of the program, and will have a strong, vocal ally when Jeff Sessions gets confirmed as Attorney General.