U.S. relaxes rules for foreign tech workers

The Department of Homeland Security has quietly eased restrictions on U.S. companies looking to hire looking to hire non-immigrant science and technology students. It’s probably a step in the right direction for immigration policy, since there’s always more demand for these visas than supply. But it’s unfortunate that that DHS had to use administrative procedures ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.

The Department of Homeland Security has quietly eased restrictions on U.S. companies looking to hire looking to hire non-immigrant science and technology students. It's probably a step in the right direction for immigration policy, since there's always more demand for these visas than supply. But it's unfortunate that that DHS had to use administrative procedures that are normally reserved for emergencies in order to get around Congress.

The Department of Homeland Security has quietly eased restrictions on U.S. companies looking to hire looking to hire non-immigrant science and technology students. It’s probably a step in the right direction for immigration policy, since there’s always more demand for these visas than supply. But it’s unfortunate that that DHS had to use administrative procedures that are normally reserved for emergencies in order to get around Congress.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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