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Trump’s Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech

  • Executive order draft discusses overhauling work-visa programs
  • Reforms could impact how tech companies recruit employees
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Immigration Ban Fuels Tech Outrage

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President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.

After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump’s next steps could strike even closer to home: His administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programs technology companies depend on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year.