The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced changes to the H-1B visa program which will:
- significantly limit the number of jobs that qualify for the program and the degrees that qualify an applicant;
- require employers to increase wages for H-1B workers; and
- shorten the length of visas for certain contract workers.
Visa programs, such as the H-1B, support skilled workers, research, and investment while allowing employers to fill gaps in their workforce and remain globally competitive. The Chamber issued a letter to the administration in support of visa programs and highlighting the impact on our economy.