Trump's Visa Target: Who Comes from Where?

Trump's Visa Target: Who Comes from Where?

Bloomberg noted the order would ban foreign government-subsidised goods but this could violate numerous free-trade agreements. One of the most popular was to steer the U.S.to "buy American, hire American". He vowed to end the H1-B program which, he said, allowed big business to fire Americans and replace them with foreigners.

The Trump administration said that if the waivers are not benefiting the USA they will be "renegotiated or revoked". It's part of the administration's "buy American, hire American" efforts, and it could have a pretty significant impact on Texas.

Mr. 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.

Trump's repeated pledge to boost infrastructure spending sent markets and commodity prices soaring in the weeks that followed his election.

"With this action, we are sending a powerful signal to the world: We're going to defend our workers, protect our jobs, and finally put America first", Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying. H-1B visas are intended for foreign nationals in "specialty" occupations requiring higher education, which according to US Citizenship and Immigration Services includes scientists, engineers or computer programmers.

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Speaking ahead of signing the order at the Kenosha, Wisconsin headquarters of tool maker Snap-on Inc., Trump claimed that no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days on military, on the border, on trade, on regulation, on law enforcement and on government reform, than his.

As Atkinson explains, a merit-based H-1B system could attract more people with advanced science and technology skills.

Trump's executive order will direct government agencies to consider American firms over foreign businesses when rewarding contracts for federal projects.

"Right now, H-1B visas are being awarded in a totally random lottery, and that's wrong". Sadly, this will come at a great cost to our local economy where foreign-born Tennesseans play a critical role in filling the skilled-employment gap, driving economic growth, and creating jobs for USA born workers. And we might mention the president himself has used workers with a different kind of visa, H-2Bs, to staff his properties at places like Mar-a-Lago. They take them away and they have been doing it for a long time. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and RNC Chair Reince Priebus also attended. Studies show that for every H-1B position requested, U.S. technology companies increase their employment by five workers.

Federal records show H-1B visas are most often sought by workers from India, aged between 25 and 34, who fill technically oriented jobs.