Arab and international Since 2017-08-28 at 10:07 (Baghdad time)
Follow up of Mawazine News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump's administration is considering cutting visas for the US cultural exchange program and programs, including foreign residency programs with a family for some domestic chores and summer work programs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Trump, a former New York real estate tycoon who relied on seasonal employment in his hotels and resorts, pledged during his election campaign to restore US jobs.
The newspaper quoted unnamed sources as saying that the US government was considering "huge cuts" for five categories of employment-based cultural exchange visas in the J-1 visa program.
The J-1 program also includes visas for university students, but the paper said the visas were not among those planned for reduction.
The US State Department data shows that the J-1 visa program has 15 categories that "offer about 300,000 foreign visitors a year to experience the American community and its culture."
The State Department declined to comment on the report