Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted recently in various media outlets:
- New York Times, “Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers.” Mr. Yale-Loehr said that a new interim final rule increasing the required wages for high-skilled foreign workers “will harm all employers trying to hire foreign workers, but especially start-up companies and smaller firms who may not be able to meet the increased wage requirements.”
- Los Angeles Times, “Trump Immigration Restrictions Expected to Impact Economy Long After He Leaves White House.” While corporate giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the existing visa program, smaller firms and start-ups may end up being hurt more, Mr. Yale-Loehr said.
- Wall Street Journal, “H-1B Overhaul Pressures Outsourcing Firms and Their U.S. Clients.” Mr. Yale-Loehr said that due to the new rules, companies might opt to avoid the costs associated with more frequent visa renewals or higher wages by establishing offices in other countries such as Canada, to access overseas tech talent. “As the immigration regime in the United States over the last 3½ years has gotten more restrictive, more companies are thinking about offshoring some positions, or research or manufacturing plants,” he said.
- Education Dive, “How the Trump Administration’s H-1B Visa Changes Could Affect Colleges.” Mr. Yale-Loehr encouraged institutions to file comments, which he said “can help establish a record of why this rule should not have come out without first allowing comments.”
- Telemundo, “Visas para trabajar en EEUU: anuncian más reglas que complicarán obtenerlas.”
- Yahoo News, “The U.S. Tightening Visa Policy Again Will Reduce Nonimmigrant Work Visas by 30%.”
- Associated Press, “Trump Administration to Sharply Limit Skilled-Worker Visas.”
- Cornell Daily Sun, “Future of International Students Remains Uncertain After New DHS Proposal.” Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “The rule would constitute the largest changes to international students and scholars in 20 years.”