The CEOs of the American companies Apple and Google, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, expressed regret over the fact that US President Donald Trump signed a executive order on the suspension of the issuance of a number of categories of work visas.
Commenting on Trump’s decision, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith in his Twitter comment noted that:
Earlier, the American company Twitter criticized the US decision on work visas, which stated that Washington’s decision was short-sighted and undermined the economic power of the United States. Later, American businessman and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, criticized Washington’s decision.
US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation to suspend the issuance of a number of visas in order to free up jobs for Americans. Trump ordered to suspend the issuance of visas of categories H-1B, H-2B, J and L until December 31, 2020. As a senior administration official told reporters, an exception for H-2B visas will be made only for workers in the seafood extraction and processing industry, which is about 15% of the total number of these visas.
Some of the visas that come under the restrictions include H-1B for work in high-tech fields, H-4 for spouses holding a number of other visas (including H-1B and H-2B), H-2B for low-skilled personnel, as well as category visas J (for interns, teachers and summer jobs) and L (transfers within companies between offices in different countries).