On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will take another step toward keeping his campaign promise of putting America first.
Holland says any drastic changes to the program could have dire consequences for tech innovation in the U.S.
"This does nothing", thundered Charles Schumer (D-NY), the Senate minority leader. It's not going to fix the problem.
President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and NY without a market for their product. "We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs", he said.
"No one can compete with American workers when they're given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades". Many Trump-branded products, like clothing, are made overseas. Federal agencies will review the visa program and propose new reforms, which according to The Washington Post, could come by changing the existing lottery system-possibly by giving priority to foreigners applying for the visas who have USA master's degrees-or making administrative changes, such as raising visa application fees.
The executive order calls on the departments of Commerce, Labor, Homeland Security and State to more strictly police the visa program.
Employers from Walt Disney World to the University of California, San Francisco have laid off their tech employees and replaced them with H-1B visa holders. Trump himself has used H-1B visas but called it "very, very bad for workers". "They voted to bring back their jobs, and to bring back their dreams into our country", Trump said.
But they are confident that greater "engagement" with the Trump administration will help soften their stance towards H-1B visas.
During his campaign, Trump expressed both intermittent support for and criticism of high-skilled visas.
Some 2,156 healthcare employers rely on physicians who hold H-1B visas, particularly in medically underserved areas, according to the JAMA study. The executive order, however, could end up raising the costs of applying for a visa as well as the barrier for entry.
According to the senior White House administration official, the "Buy American" portion of the executive order will require government agencies and departments to assess their compliance, enforcement, and monitoring of the existing Buy American laws.
The order will also direct agencies to enforce government rules on excluding foreign contractors from bids for government projects.
Like many of Trump's executive orders to date, the newest decree will have little practical impact, but sends a signal for the various government departments to come forward with ideas for reform.
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