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Trump thinks suspending H-1B visas will create jobs for Americans. He’s wrong

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  • Ananya Bhattacharya
By Ananya Bhattacharya

Tech reporter

The Donald Trump administration’s decision to stop foreign talent from entering the US this year may eventually end up hurting the country.

On Monday (June 22), the US government signed a proclamation suspending a range of immigrant work visas starting June 24 through the end of 2020. The list includes the much-talked-about H-1B visa, which allows highly skilled professionals to live and work in the US for up to six years.

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