Trump’s New Executive Order Looks to Address US Agencies Use of Foreign Workers

President Trump signed an executive order on Monday that looks to limit the number of foreign workers used by United States agencies.

According to The Hill:

President Trump on Monday signed an executive order aimed at blocking U.S. agencies from outsourcing jobs to foreign workers, a move partly sparked by outrage among some conservatives over outsourcing plans from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

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The order specifically targets the use of H-1B visas and requires federal agencies to prioritize hiring U.S. residents and green card holders before outsourcing contract jobs to foreign workers. The Department of Labor will also finalize guidance to prevent employers from moving H-1B workers to job sites that would displace American workers.

The order additionally requires federal agencies to complete an internal audit to determine whether they are only appointing U.S. citizens and nationals to government jobs in the competitive service.

H-1B visas are used for skilled workers and are common in the tech industry. They are the largest visa program of those included in Monday’s order, as such recipients can stay for multiple years.

This order is one of many that President Trump has taken to address the issues facing the immigration system in the United States.

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oljoe
1 month ago

God bless our President Donald Trump. Our outsourcing of jobs started many years ago and whole industries were shipped overseas. Yes , as I recall from Economics in college 50 years ago Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Even Thorstein Veblen based economies as only existing because of Production. And after NAFTA, GATT, and Fast track we shifted almost all production overseas to other countries for various nefarious reasons . Chief among these were EPA and OSHA regulations as well as Company managements trying to rid us of all the skilled workers in the Unions. Without a unified effort to repair these rifts we will be in limbo. Now with the loss of technology and skilled workers dying off to the tune of over two million we can be reduced to the prospect of a third world country if we are cut off from what China provides. Unlike Europe we will never recover from the stooge decisions of our government! Again thak you Donald!

chris
chris
1 month ago
Reply to  oljoe

Thanks for your post. Thank God for Donald Trump! Big Tech employs many, many thousands of highly paid foreign workers who don’t have the patriotic worldview of many American workers. Today is Aug. 4 2020. We are less than 100 days from the Pres. election. Google, Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, and other Big Tech players are all busy censoring and freedom oriented, conservative and pro-Trump content from being seen. When caught they either deny it outright or say it is just a glitch on their algorithms. My tush. With the Democrat Socialists push for mail-in voting combined with the normal level of dead Democrats voting could literally end up with a thuggish dunce Biden for POTUS. It might take a lot of prayer and, better yet, prayer + fasting to keep Trump in office.

john
john
1 month ago

Snake charmers from India all work for google….sandal wearing cretins thinking up censorship algorithms.

Larry L Mawhorr
1 month ago

Great move by the President!!