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.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access