Here's how the H-1B visa program works

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20 April, 2017

Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American, Hire American", said administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite the president's frequent criticism of the use of anonymous sources.

Mr Trump will direct the departments of State, Justice, Homeland Security and Labour to propose reforms to the scheme, which allows American employers to bring foreign workers to fill U.S. jobs. Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never, ever be used to replace Americans.

Trump also wants to toughen up the requirement that American-made goods be used in certain federal construction projects or in highway projects that are paid for with federal grants.

"Today's executive actions on Buy American laws are a big step in the right direction, and I'm glad President Trump included some of my ideas I sent over during his first week in office", Murphy said in a statement.

"He spent his life in private business, and he understands the private sector better than anyone, and now he's leveraging that knowledge and experience to go to work on behalf of the American people", one official said.

In addition to addressing the visas issue, he also ordered a review of government procurement rules favouring American companies to see if they are actually benefiting, especially the U.S. steel industry.

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Changing the H-1B visa system was one of the election promises of Trump.

Why shouldn't we try and hire American workers as much as possible, and yes, buy American products as much as we can?

"The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against U.S. workers", said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division.

The executive orders were signed a day after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed the computerised lottery draw of 199,000 H1-B visa applications it received for the fiscal year 2018 beginning October 1 this year.

Pinchuk said he believes it's actually the "seminal issue of our time", because we're in a global competition for jobs.

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.

Critics say the lottery benefits outsourcing firms that flood the system with mass applications for visas for lower-paid information technology workers. After payment of an additional 1,225 USA dollars in charge, USCIS responds typically in 15 calendar days, whereas standard H-1B petitions may take anywhere between three to six months to receive a judgement.


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