Trump, tech tycoons talk overhaul of H1B visas

By Mica Rosenberg, Stephen Nellis and Emily Stephenson NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has been actively considering ways to revamp a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Possibilities for reforming the distribution of H-1B visas, which are used largely by the tech industry, were discussed at a meeting last month with chief executives of tech companies at Trump Tower, said two sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to talk about the closed-door talks. Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller proposed scrapping the existing lottery system used to award the visas.

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