President Donald Trump is considering a new way of distributing the H-1B visa to ensure they go to the “best and brightest.”The phrase “best and the brightest” has long been used by tech industry groups to champion the H-1B program.
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But some critics of the visa, a group that now includes top officials in the Trump administration, are adopting the phrase to advance the idea of a priority-based H-1B distribution system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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