The looming economic recession has spooked the tech industry. According to Crunchbase, technology companies in the US have cut more than 52,000 jobs so far this year.
Tech companies rely heavily on US work visas to staff up, but when layoffs happen, employees on visas are hit particularly hard. They have 60 days (or less) to find another job or uproot their entire lives and move themselves and their families back home. Sometimes this means abruptly pulling their kids from school. Sometimes it means a partner with a visa linked to theirs has to quit their job.