U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he is planning changes to the H-1B program.
The program grants temporarily visas to highly educated immigrants who work in specialty occupations such as technology or medicine.
Trump making the announcement via Twitter writing, “We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.”
Trump tweeting that the hope is to "bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship".
It was unclear what Trump meant by a “potential path to citizenship” for H-1B visa holders, who already are eligible to be sponsored by their employers for legal permanent residency, which would make them eligible to become U.S. citizens.