The Migration Policy Institute, a think tank that is generally supportive of liberal immigration policies, has identified at least 400 changes to U.S. immigration policies since 2017. As one would expect, those changes adversely affected foreigners seeking to live and work in the U.S. More specifically, those policy changes have deliberately resulted in a net decrease of potential immigrants arriving in the U.S., made it more challenging to obtain U.S. permanent residence, and led to increased denials for foreigners seeking permission to work in the U.S.
Additionally, the number of refugees is down, as are the number of non-immigrant work and cultural exchange visas. Immigration lawyers are fully aware of how difficult the Trump Administration has made it for foreigners seeking to come to the U.S. for any reason whatsoever, but most especially for work that could be perceived as taking away jobs from U.S. workers. Finally, there are equally "sobering" statistics (yes, sobering is a euphemism here) for foreigners interested in studying in the U.S., or starting businesses even though the goal is to ultimately employ U.S. workers in a few years.
While the Trump Administration firmly believed that these changes were beneficial to U.S. workers, many people have soundly reasoned that such changes to U.S. immigration policy were myopic, and the net effect on the U.S. economy would be significantly negative.
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