Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Buy American, Hire American" - Trump to order increased scrutiny of H-1B visa program


President Trump will travel to Wisconsin Tuesday, where he will sign an order aimed at changing a visa program that brings in highly skilled workers from overseas.

The order, dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse.

Those departments would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants."

The White House said the H-1B program is currently undercutting American workers by bringing in cheaper labor and said some tech companies are using it to hire large numbers of workers and drive down wages.

Administration officials said the order also seeks to strengthen requirements that American-made products be used in certain federal construction projects, as well as in various federal transportation grant-funded projects. The officials said the commerce secretary will review how to close loopholes in enforcing the existing rules and provide recommendations to the president.

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  1. H1B visas are a joke. In some instances displaced American employees have been forced to train their replacements in order to obtain a meager severance. As long as foreign workers are paid less than American employees, American companies will try to hire them. Since the standard of living is higher here, there is no long term solution to the problem. As "Reader's Digest" used to say, this is life in these United States.

    1. Don't need them as far as I'm concerned.

    2. We should fire our politicians, replace them with guest workers. Our politicians are terrible. We need to continue firing them until they start to care what voters want.