U.S. technology companies are unhappy with President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend work visas until the end of 2020. With the help of such visas, they recruited thousands of qualified specialists from abroad.
Silicon Valley companies use L-1 visas to transfer employees from overseas offices to the United States, as well as H-1B visas for workers in specific specialties.
Both visas are popular with US tech giants, so they expressed dissatisfaction with Trump’s decree.
“Immigration has made a huge contribution to America’s economic success by making it a world leader in technology. I’m disappointed with today’s decision – we will continue to support immigrants and work to expand opportunities for all, ”said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, head of Twitter for public policy and philanthropy in the Americas, said Trump’s decision would ultimately harm the US economy.
“This decision undermines America’s greatest economic asset: its diversity,” Herrera-Flanigan said in a statement.
Against the decree of trump also expressed themselves in Amazon.
“The ban on entry into the country of highly qualified specialists and the promotion of economic recovery in America jeopardizes America’s global competitiveness,” said a company spokesman.
Facebook officials said President Trump is using the coronavirus pandemic to justify his actions by introducing emigration restrictions.
Also against the decree of trump were Tesla CEO Ilon Musk and Microsoft president Brad Smith. Against expressed in Uber and PayPal.
It is worth noting that visa restrictions will enter into force on June 24.
According to estimates by the Institute for Migration Policy in Washington, they will block 219 thousand temporary workers.
US President Donald Trump decided by the end of 2020 to ban the issuance of green cards and various types of work visas.
New restrictions will be valid until the end of calendar year 2020 and may be extended.
This decree does not apply to those already in the United States.