The US President Donald Trump's decision to suspend non-immigration visas until December has been unable to get the backing of Silicon Valley with Tesla's Elon Musk joining the list of bigwigs to express his disappointment.
"Very much disagree with this action. In my experience, these skillsets are net job creators. Visa reform makes sense, but this is too broad," Musk tweeted.
President Trump, in his latest executive order, suspended H-1B, H-2B, certain categories of H-4, J, and L-1 visas till the end of this year.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai had also expressed discontent over the order and said: "Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation - we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all."
Very much disagree with this action. In my experience, these skillsets are net job creators. Visa reform makes sense, but this is too broad.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 23, 2020