Tech worker visas face uncertain future under Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions

The main US visa programme for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker programme. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year.

The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the programme, may now have to fight a rear-guard action to protect it, immigration attorneys and lobbyists said. Trump sent mixed signals on the campaign trail, sometimes.

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