The Trump administration is probing several high-profile companies’ use of guest-worker visas to see if they are using them to skirt the intention of the law and replace Americans with foreign workers, officials confirmed in a letter to Congress this week.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services also said it’s preparing new rules to govern the H-1B visa program, which is supposed to be open to high-skilled workers. That will include a request for Congress to pass new laws cracking down on abuse of the program.
The H-1B visa was a particular target of President Trump’s during the campaign, and now in office he’s taken early steps.
Last month he signed an executive order demanding an update to the program’s rules.
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