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Elon Musk has criticized the U.S. decision to suspend the issuance of work visas

American entrepreneur and founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk has criticized Washington's decision to suspend the issuance of a number of categories of work visas.

Previously critical of the decisions of the United States on work visas was made by the American company Twitter, which stated that the Washington decision is short-sighted and undermines the economic power of the United States.

The US President Donald trump on Monday signed a proclamation to suspend the issuance of some visas for the liberation of jobs for Americans. Trump ordered to suspend the issuance of visas H-1B, H-2B, J and L, until 31 December 2020. As earlier told reporters a senior administration official, the exception for H-2B visas will be made only for employees of the industry for the production and processing of seafood, accounting for about 15% of the total number of these visas.

In the number of visas that fall under the restrictions, includes H-1B for working in high-tech fields, H-4 for spouses of holders of other visas (including H-1B and H-2B) H-2B for low-skilled workforce, and J visa categories (for trainees, teachers and summer work) and L (intra-company transfers between offices in different countries).