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Trump signs executive order scrutinizing skilled immigrant visas

Trump signs executive order scrutinizing skilled immigrant visas

The order accords with Trump's campaign promise to review visa programs so as to prioritize American workers.

President Trump has moved towards his first major breakthrough in changing legislative policy by signing an executive order which targets highly-skilled workers in the United States.

Current rules associated with America's trade deals and immigration policies unfairly place American companies and workers at a disadvantage.

Any amendments to the current practices of the H-1B visa program will also likely affect Facebook, which has more than 15 percent of its USA employees hired using a temporary work visa, according to Reuters.

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What it means: The Trump administration has already suspended a practice that allowed employers to get their foreign worker hiring applications processed early for a higher fee.

The order directs USA agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the programme.

The H-1B program was originally created to import extraordinarily brilliant and talented foreigners, like the next Albert Einstein, to conduct research and development projects at USA technology companies and universities, temporarily.

The officials said the order also seeks to strengthen requirements that American-made products be used in certain federal construction projects, as well as in various federal grant-funded transportation projects. The Secretary of Commerce will be tasked with streamlining the existing rules. "No one can compete with American workers when they're given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades", according to him. That's because the changes Trump campaigned on need to be approved by Congress. Universities and other nonprofit or governmental research organizations are exempt from the cap on new H-1B visas, which are otherwise limited to 85,000 per year.

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Demand for the current H-1B visa program is so high, a lottery system is now implemented, something of which Trump aims to revamp through a merit system. A famous case would be Walt Disney, who replaced a large number of U.S. technology workers with foreign workers who were willing to accept lower wages.

What is an H-1B visa and how is it issued? Big technology companies have long supported efforts to change the H- 1B process - by increasing application fees or giving priority to applicants with advanced degrees.

"The effect would end up being exactly the opposite of what Trump wants", he said.

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