Berkeley International Office recognizes that the change in administration may raise many questions and concerns for our students, scholars, and employees. The transition to a new administration brings with it changes in leadership within government departments and agencies, and the possibility for changes in policy or regulations. BIO has developed this FAQ to provide information and support resources to UC Berkeley students and scholars. Please feel free to contact your BIO Advisers with questions or concerns, or to be redirected to resources that best support your needs.

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April 18, 2017 Executive Order: Buy American and Hire American

April 18, 2017
President Trump issued an Executive Order titled Buy America and Hire American, of which the "Hire American" provisions call on the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Homeland Security to "propose new rules and issue new guidance", and "suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries." **However, the EO provided no specific changes to any existing regulations, rules and policies.**