Trump for H-1B visas in more highly-skilled roles: White House
A former executive at Microsoft and General Motors, Liddell is tasked with overseeing and coordinating President Trump`s policy process. The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B provisions for it to play a better role in attracting highly skilled foreign workers as opposed to the what it has now evolved into an ``outsourcing`` role, the White House said. ``The president`s overall instinct — and he said this publicly a number of times — he wants to find ways to make sure that people who graduate in a highly skilled area like technology stay in the country. He finds that a very positive part of the overall immigration,`` White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination Chris Liddell told a Washington audience recently. During the Washington Post`s live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president`s thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, ``He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration.`` At the same time, he acknowledged that legislatively, the issue might get caught up in a border discussion. A former executive at Microsoft and General Motors, Liddell is tasked with overseeing and coordinating President Trump`s policy process.