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PoliticsTrump promises changes to temporary H1-B visas, including potential citizenship

15:31  11 january  2019
15:31  11 january  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Brazil may drop visas for US, Australia, Japan visitors

Brazil may drop visas for US, Australia, Japan visitors Brazil is considering dropping visas for visitors from the US, Australia, Canada and Japan to boost its tourism industry, media reported Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Tourism Minister Alvaro Antonio told reporters the measure could be adopted soon, with the aim of tripling annual revenues from foreign tourists to $18 billion, the newspaper O Globo reported. Currently Brazil applies reciprocal visa measures against countries.

Temporary worker visa that brings tens of thousands to US annually will be revamped to address alleged abuses, as Trump plays to American working-class.

Will Trump kill the nation's H - 1 B program? That's a difficult question to answer, but his cabinet For those not in the know, H - 1 B visas allow American firms to hire workers from other countries H - 1 B program has been abused for many years to replace Americans with temporary workforce displacing

Trump promises changes to temporary H1-B visas, including potential citizenship © Evan Vucci President Donald Trump speaks at a roundtable on immigration and border security in McAllen, Texas, on Jan. 10, 2019. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday said he is planning changes to H1-B visas, which are issued temporarily to highly educated immigrants so they can work in specialty occupations, that would create simplicity, certainty and a possibility that the workers could become U.S. citizens.

"H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.," Trump said in an early morning tweet.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey

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