United States: The U.S. election and high-skilled immigration reform

Donald Trump has upended U.S. politics and defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.


From day one of his campaign, President-elect Trump made immigration enforcement a centerpiece of his campaign, and he carried that theme throughout the election. He committed to build a wall on the border with Mexico, declared that he would suspend immigration from certain regions, and proposed to “end the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program.” But he also stated that he will welcome immigrants and that his companies have leveraged high-skilled and low-skilled visa categories to meet their staffing needs.

Please visit this site for an outline of Trump’s immigration plan and for information about an upcoming BAL Webinar on the election and its implications for high-skilled immigration.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact BerryApplemanLeiden@balglobal.com.

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