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US work visas for international tech talent? 'If Donald Trump is elected all bets are off'

martinusher Silver badge


>What would Mr. Trump do with the likes of me ?

By now you have probably figured out that Mr. Trump is "full of it". The mouth runs ahead of the brain. Over the next few months you'll see all this walking back as his potential cabinet takes shape. Its will be filled out with 'the usual suspects'; President Trump may run his mouth 24/7 but the Republican Establishment will run the country. (Not a very edifying prospect, IMHO -- they haven't got that great a track record.)

Congress has already made the life of immigrants a lot more dicey by systematically expanding the number of ways a person can be summarily deported while systematically reducing the discretion of immigration officials -- or judges -- to use discrimination in those cases. Its remarkably easy to fall foul of the system and the only defense is to become a US citizen. This has a number of drawbacks, among them being that your financial soul becomes the property of the IRS in perpetuity.

So what would become of you? Business as usual.

BTW -- I came to the US on an H1 in the 1980s, back when the visa process seemed to follow the rules. Now there's probably a ton of talent out there we can't get at because the system is clagged up with unnecessary Indian IT contractors.

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