Temporary H1-B visas are awarded to highly skilled foreign workers—most of them from India—after employers request to bring them to the United States. But in 2017, Trump made sweeping changes to the program, denying visas at a record rate. Some of the H1-B visa holders being denied, like 38-year-old Vishakh, have had visas for years and have degrees from US universities. Vishakh, 38 From: India Lives in: New York City Vishakh as told to Fernanda Echavarri I actually first came to the United States when I was a child.

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