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Trump signs "Buy American, Hire American" executive order

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"I think you can make a strong case for expanding the H-1B visa program to allow more visas", Bauer said.

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to propose changes to the H-1B program.

Trump signed the order after he spoke before a crowd of technical students and manufacturing employees at the headquarters of Snap-On Tools, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company.

"This will stop. American workers have long called for reforms to end these visa abuses and today their calls are being answered for the first time".

Technology leaders say they have been unable to get as many visas as they need because the system is flooded with immigration applications by outsourcing companies, who generally hire lower-skilled, lower-paid technical workers.

His order, however, does not mention the H-2B visa, which allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign, non-agricultural workers for seasonal employment. "Does that make sense?" said the U.S. president.

The order looks to reinforce Trump's campaign rhetoric by protecting certain American-made goods.

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President Donald Trump says his newest executive order will spur more people to "Buy American, Hire American". "Everyone in my administration will be expected to enforce every last Buy American provision on behalf of the American worker, and we are going to investigate every single trade deal that undermines these provisions", he said.

"We are finally standing up for our workers and our companies", Trump said.

These forthcoming administrative and legislative measures will specially target the H-1B visa programme under which Indian technology companies bring thousands of computer professionals to the USA every year. In addition, the review of the H-1B visa process might also affect how well foreign workers are paid.

The technology industry relies heavily on the H-1B visa program to bring in engineering talent from overseas, and executives say they simply can not hire enough American workers to fill jobs at their companies.

The order will also see a shift away from a lottery system to decide which workers receive the 85,000 annual visas, with preference now being given to those that are better-qualified.

In yesterday's White House briefing, one of the unnamed agency executives called out three of these firms, saying, "The top recipients of the H-1B visa are companies like Tata, Infosys, Cognizant".


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