Donald Trump executive order – CWEB.com
Today President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign an executive order to make it harder for tech companies to recruit foreign workers with H-1B visas and hire American only.
In a bid to court working class voters, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to revamp a temporary visa used to bring foreign workers to fill jobs in the US.This includes an attempt to redress alleged abuses in the H-1B visas, which are used largely by the tech industry, and which has Trump shifted position several times during the election campaign.
H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. Most of the visas are awarded to outsourcing firms, which critics say exploit loopholes to fill lower-level IT jobs with foreign workers, often at lower pay. The White House intends “a total transformation” of the visa from a lottery to a merit-based system, a senior administration official said.