Recent reports inform that President Donald Trump wants to reduce the number of legal immigrants who arrive to the U.S. by half. Thus, non-citizens expect to face a new immigration reform by the end of this summer.
For now, around 1 million immigrants allowed to come to the United States, but by the end of 2027 Trump plan to cut twice this number, so it will be about 500,000 legal immigrants per year. He also plans to reduce the availability of H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers, which this year is capped at about 80,000 specialists.
Though, a senior administration official assures that only low-skilled immigration will be reduced, aiming to secure American workers.
Though employers do face thousands of dollars in costs to bring foreign workers, the government regulations want to raise the minimum pay for certain types of H-1B workers in attempting to discourage companies from bringing on new workers and hoping they will want to save money.
Anyway, the awaited push for reform is more likely to face tough opposition from Democrats and pro-immigration Republicans who argue immigrants play role in economic value.