How CEOs are responding to Trump’s immigration policies

Question: Does your company employ workers and interns who hold green cards or student visas? How do you think President Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries will affect American businesses and our standing in the world?

“In the past, our firm sponsored employees for H-1B visas. Prior to the election, we had discontinued that practice, as it was costly and legally very cumbersome. I think the ban will be a burden for certain types of businesses such as those in Silicon Valley and the tech industry. But overall, if we widen our search criteria and strengthen our cooperation with universities and training programs, we will be able to fill these positions domestically. As for our standing in the world, that is a question to be determined only by time, and public opinions shift rapidly.”

Faith Read Xenos, co-founding partner, Singer Xenos

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