Visas will be issued to highest-skilled workers, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump softened his stance on the H1-B visa issue and said highly-skilled and highly-paid professionals will get visas without any program abuse.

Engaging with who’s who of the Silicon Valley, Trump termed highly-qualified people as special who are at the 'absolute cutting edge of innovation'.

Trump pledged to work 'very diligently with everybody, including Congress, on immigration so that you can get the people you want in your companies.'

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"How can the H1-B visa program be modified to ensure that visas are issued to the highest-skilled and highest-paid workers, while also eliminating examples of the program's abuse?" asked Trump.

The meeting was attended by Satya Nadella, Ajay Banga, Shantanu Narayen, etc.


"We have approximately $3.5 trillion of market value in this room- but that's almost the exact number that we've created since my election. In fact, I think we have you beat by a little bit, which is a pretty good number," joked Trump.