Pres. Trump visits Kenosha for order signing

Pres. Trump visits Kenosha for order signing

"We're going to switch away from a random lottery system in which it's weighted toward the lowest-wage workers towards a system that prioritizes higher-skilled, higher-paid workers, which would make it much more hard to use it to replace American workers", a senior administration official said Monday. Many Trump-branded products, like clothing, are made overseas.

Whilst the H-1B visa program is utilised predominately by the tech industry, STEM subjects and manual work, the program has come under significant criticism in recent years due to the ability for businesses to hire foreign workers at cheaper rates than United States workers, therefore lowering United States wages.

As he nears the 100-day benchmark of his presidency, Trump still has no major legislative achievements. Reports state that the order will not affect other such guest worker visas like the H-2B seasonal worker visa used by USA farms and agriculturists and Trump's own resorts. In some cases, outsourcing firms flood the system with applicants, obtaining visas for foreign workers and then contracting them out to tech companies.

The executive order suggested a change in the selections process which throws out the lottery and would prioritize higher-wage applicants.

"I am proud to announce that we are to take bold new steps to follow through on my pledge to buy American and hire American", Trump said.

Companies that make heavy use of the H-1B program, such as Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

Trump's long-awaited executive order drew sharp reactions from the opposition Democrat lawmakers and the sponsors of these legislations, but drew applause from the treasury benches. "It's too little, too late", said US Senator Dick Durbin.

Regarding compensation, employers can't pay H-1B workers less than they pay similarly situated Americans. Presumably, the decrease in 2017 indicates that employers may be less willing to gamble on the H-1B lottery.

Foreign workers, the study went on to show, in non-computer science occupations receive an average of 58% more.

Critics say the programme has been hijacked by staffing companies that use the visas to import foreigners who will work for less than Americans.

The current H-1B programme, which is lottery-based, allows a maximum of 65,000 visas for the general category and a further 20,000 for people who have a United States master's degree from an accredited institution. President of India's software and services companies association Nasscom R. Chandrashekhar said "That core issue has not been addressed".

It warned last week that onerous changes to U.S. visa rules could affect its earnings.

NASSCOM, a trade body representing Indian IT industry told Reuters that it backs efforts to root out H-1B abuses, but said the idea that H-1B visa holders are cheap labour is inaccurate.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Washington in February to be open minded on admitting skilled Indian workers.

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