Raising serious concerns against the Trump administration’s H-1B policy, as many as 59 CEOs of top global companies have written a signed letter to the US President Donald Trump requesting to avoid making changes in the policy.
A group of the Chief Executive Officers representing the largest US companies including Apple, Pepsi Co, American Airlines, JPMorgan Chase & Co have cautioned the Trump government that the changes in the H-1B Visa policy may increase uncertainty and undermine the economic growth. In a joint letter signed by all the CEOs, they expressed that tightening the immigration policy would have telling effect on US competitiveness.
The group in unison said that many of their employees are now facing uncertainty owing to the issues such as ‘inconsistent immigration decisions’ which would curb the work permits to spouses of skilled immigrants. Hence, the group asked Trump government to avoid making changes that disrupt the lives of thousands of law-abiding and skilled employees. “At a time when the number of job vacancies are reaching historic highs due to labour shortages, now is not the time to restrict access to talent,” the letter said.
Meanwhile, Nielsen, a Trump appointee, told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday that the administration was only strictly enforcing the law. He clearly defended saying that the administration did not create a policy of separating families but only enforcing the law strictly.