Bloomberg Law
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:42 AMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2018, 6:36 PM

Diversity Visas Are a Trump Target, And That Could Hurt Employers (Corrected)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

The diversity visa could once again be on the chopping block.

Eliminating the visa, like President Donald Trump wants to, could cut off an avenue for skilled labor to enter the U.S.

The diversity visa “does implicitly select for skills,” Jeremy Neufeld of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank, told Bloomberg Law.

There’s “a misconception, that seems to be somewhat widespread, that the people coming on the visa are not skilled,” he said. Diversity visa recipients are more skilled on average than other immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens, he said.

Giving diversity visas can make other skilled workers in ...

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