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Trump, a heightened scrutiny of H-1B visa program

 

President Trump will travel to Wisconsin on Tuesday, where he was to sign a contract on a change of a visa program that brings high-skilled workers from abroad.

The order called “Buy American, Hire Americans,” would direct the Department of Homeland Security, justice, labor, and state new rules propose to prevent immigration fraud and abuse. These departments would also be asked to provide changes, so that H-1B visas are awarded if the “best-qualified or best-paying Applicants.”

The White house said the H-1B program is currently under the American workers, by bringing in cheaper labour force and said some of the tech-to-rent companies, the large number of workers and the ride to wages.

Administration officials said the also be used to strengthen the requirements, the American-made products in certain Federal construction projects, as well as in various Federal transportation grant-funded projects. The officials of the trade said the Minister will review how to close the gaps in the enforcement of the existing rules and recommendations for the President.

The order expressly requested the Secretary General asks for the assessment of exemptions from these rules, of which there is a free-trade agreement. The government said that, if the waiver are statements, not the United States, they are “re-negotiated or revoked.”

During his campaign, Trump said, referring to some of the points that he supports high-skilled Visa, then come to meet you. In a debate, he called for the full program, saying: “It is very bad for our employees and it is unfair for our staff. And we should stop it.”

The official said the amendments could be administrative or legislative, and higher fees for the visa, the change in the wage scale for the program, or other initiatives.

About 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually by the Los. Many go to technology companies, who argue that the United States has a shortage of qualified technology.

But critics say the program has been kidnapped import of staffing companies, the Visa for foreigners-often from India — who work for less than Americans. The staffing company then sell your services to corporate customers, which you can use to outsource tech work.

Employer-Walt Disney World at the University of California in San Francisco have released their technical staff and replacing them with the H-1B visa holders. To add to the disgrace: The U.S.-workers sometimes, to qualify to train with your representation for severance payments.

The planned order of Trump, Ronil Hira, a public policy professor at Howard University and a critic of the H-1B program, told the Associated Press, “It’s better than nothing.” But he added, “It is as aggressive as it needs to be.”

The tech industry has argued that the H-1B program is needed because it encourages the students to remain in the United States, after obtaining the degree in the high-tech specialities-and you can’t always find enough American workers with the skills they need.

The Congress is considering several bills for the overhaul of the visa program. A, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would require that companies hire in the search for H-1B Visa, first make a good faith effort to Americans, a requirement that many companies can dodge under the current system, the Ministry of labour to investigate more power and to abuse sanction H-1B; and there is “the best” foreign students in the United States priority in getting H-1B Visa.

Trump will sign the order at the Kenosha center of the tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc. His visit comes as the President faces an approval rating of only 41 percent in Wisconsin, a state that he won, barely, in November. Also the visit would take him to the constituency of the speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan, will not join the President, because he is on a bipartisan congressional trip, visit to the NATO countries.

Trump has previous traveled to promote his agenda less than his most recent. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump wanted to visit “a company that builds American-made tools with American workers.”

Trump conducted in Wisconsin in November, by almost 23,000 votes-less than 1% – point — giving him the first Republican to the state since 1984. He sat down on the promise of the return of jobs that have been lost in the Upper Midwest of the States.

In Wisconsin in 1920, Snap-established in the year-on power hand tools and power tools, diagnostics software, information and management systems and shop equipment for use in a variety of industries, including agriculture, military and aviation. There are eight production facilities in North America, including one in Milwaukee. The company employs approximately 11,000 people worldwide.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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