Trump’s worker visa ban will hit Silicon Valley hard – TechCrunch
Trump’s worker visa ban will hit Silicon Valley hard 'This would be a blow to very early-stage tech companies trying to get off the ground'Yesterday, President Donald Trump released an executive order that extended an existing ban on immigrant work visas through the end of the year. TechCrunch: How long does the executive order prohibit issuing new work visas? Do you have a sense of how many J-1 visa holders there are in the Bay Area? I estimate that there are at least 15,000 J-1 visa holders in the Bay Area. J-1 holders are also conducting advanced research at private tech companies in fields such as AI and semiconductors and genomics.