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Who Will Be Hurt – and Helped – If U.S. Tech Industry Can't Hire the World's Best Talent?


U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to overhaul the H1-B program, the largest visa program for allowing high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, has Silicon Valley shaking in its boots. But American computer scientists might want to root Trump on.

Today, the H-1B program is integral to the tech industry. The H-1B visa has also been a boon for the U.S. economy overall. 

But not everyone wins from the program. Recently published research by economists John Bound, Gaurav Khanna, and Nicolas Morales of the University of Michigan found that, although the H-1B program is a major contributor to U.S. economic growth, it's quite bad for domestic computer scientists.

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