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Potential Impacts of H-1B Visa Program Changes or U.S. Withdrawal From NAFTA on IT Services Providers

Published: 24 February 2017

ID: G00325855

Analyst(s): Helen Huntley


Changes to the U.S. visa program via pending legislation and new administration priorities to create and protect U.S. jobs seem imminent, causing concern for both IT services providers and clients. Technology strategic planners need to be proactive on risk mitigation strategies.

Table Of Contents


  • Potential Impact on the H-1B Visa Program
    • Risks Related to a Reduction of the H-1B Cap
    • Risks Related to the Increase in Prevailing Wages
    • Risks Associated With Increased Costs to Obtain H-1B Visas
    • Risks Related H-1B Impact If the U.S. Withdraws From NAFTA

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