President Barack Obama’s immigration order will let U.S. companies temporarily hire more foreign college graduates even as it stops short of providing more of the H1-B work visas favored by technology companies.
Obama, in his plan announced mid-November, will expand a training program that allows foreign citizens who earn U.S. degrees in science, technology, engineering and math to work in the U.S. for up to 29 months. The training arrangement is used by companies including Twitter Inc. and Intel Corp.
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