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Dear Sophie:

What is happening with current USCIS furloughs and Trump’s H-1B ban?

I manage recruitment for numerous tech business. Is immigration occurring? Who can I work with?

— Annoyed in Fremont

Dear Fremont:

Immigration is still possible and I will discuss how below. The administration continues to fizzle with immigration policy. Trump’s U.S. unemployment “option” of cutting off the stream of worldwide talent to the U.S. is short-sighted. The administration is shooting America in the foot by walling off the guarantee of post-COVID economic revitalization and job-creation for Americans through the talent of immigrant entrepreneurs, investors and skill.

USCIS simply offered a 30-day furlough notification to more than 70% of its staff members. Press reporters have actually been connecting to me every day asking for stories of affected immigrants and HR professionals; please register to share your migration story with reporters.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.