Tech Professionals Respond To Trump Suspending New Work Visas


Earlier this week, President Trump signed an Executive Order temporarily suspending foreign workers from coming to the U.S through work visas. On Blind, an anonymous professional network with 3.6+MM verified professionals primarily in tech, we gauge how this executive order affected these professionals and what they were doing in response.

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With a large percentage of our users making up the ~85,000 high-skilled foreign workers that allegedly bring their talents to the U.S. economy through work visas such as the H1B, here are some key learnings:

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Trump's Executive Order Suspending New Work Visas

Key Findings as 6/23- 6/25 ~3,100

  • Are you on a work visa?
    • 53% of respondents answered yes
      • 62% of Amazon employees  answered yes
      • 60% of Facebook employees answered yes
    • Are you impacted by the new Executive Order suspending new work visas such as the H1B?
    • Is a family member impacted by the new Executive Order suspending new work visas such as the H1B?
      • . 5% answered” Yes, directly impacted - e.g. a rescinded job offer”
  • 26% answered “Yes, but limited - e.g. restricted travel or career opportunities”
  • If impacted, what are you likely going to do in response?
    • . 17% answered “Try for a new job/position at a different company”
  • 34% answered “Look for a job in a new country”
  • 17% “End my job search”
  • If impacted, which other countries are looking at for new career opportunities?
    • . 43% answered “Other areas in North America (Canada or Mexico)”
  • 33% answered “The UK or Mainland Europe”

As Tech companies quickly spoke out against the Trump administration's announcement, Blind wanted to mobilize the voices of all the professionals to this effect.

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