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Trump wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: White House

The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B provisions for it to play a better role in attracting highly skilled foreign workers as opposed to the what it has now evolved into an outsourcing role, the White House said Thursday. The president s overall instinct -- and he said this publicly a number of times -- he wants to find ways to make sure that people who graduate in a highly skilled area like technology stay in the country. He finds that a very positive part of the overall immigration, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination Chris Liddell told a Washington audience on Thursday. During the Washington Post s live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president s thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration. At the same time, he acknowledged that legislatively, the issue might get caught up in a border discussion. A former ...

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