Friday, May 26, 2017

Immigration service promised crackdown on companies that abuse guest-worker program

Via Billy

FILE - In this June 10, 2013 file photo, guest workers harvest a Vidalia onion field in Lyons, Ga. Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court ruled Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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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