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High-skills visa applications drop ahead of Trump move to limit program

High-skills visa applications drop ahead of Trump move to limit program

The White House said the program is now undercutting American workers by bringing in cheaper labor.

It directs federal agencies to propose reforms to the H-1B program that prevents the displacement of American workers. Trump signed the order after visiting a tool factory at Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the Chicago-Milwaukee industrial corridor.

The official said the lottery system that selects workers under the H-1B programme could be an evident target of reforms.

The H1-B visa program is used primarily for the upper tier of highly-skilled workers in the science, medical and engineering fields.

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Those in agreement with the current H-1B policies argue that the present system is very much needed to fill hiring gaps in industries vital to the US economy, especially when it comes to tech and manufacturing jobs.

While construction industry associations are typically in favor of anything that will boost American manufacturing, they are also sensitive to how these types of rules affect their member companies, who might see their bottom lines shrink under such restrictive "Buy American" sourcing policies. These companies, which get thousands of tech workers, engineers and information technology (IT) professionals overseas, include Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Cognizant Tech Solutions Corp and Infosys Ltd.

A senior Trump administration official argued on Monday that the H-1B visas are supposed to be awarded to highly qualified workers, but often bring in less skilled employees who earn lower wages than those they are meant to replace. Trump also promised to either replace or modify the current lottery-based selection process for H-1B visas. "It's America first, you better believe it". As per several U.S. reports, a majority of the H-1B visas every year is grabbed by Indian IT professionals.

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But critics say the program has been hijacked by staffing companies that use the visas to import foreigners - often from India - who will work for less than Americans. However, Turnbull said that more restrictions will be imposed to ensure that workers are brought from outside only to fill the skill gap in order to create more job opportunities for the Australian citizens.

"We're going to defend our workers, protect our jobs and finally put America first", Trump said before signing the order.

"The idea that Donald Trump is dramatically turning his back on his "America first" policy as well as his comment that the dollar is "too strong" are hurting the USA currency", Lawler said.

Then, the order asks the Secretary of Commerce and trade representatives to evaluate free trade agreements, including NAFTA - of which Trump was critical during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

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