Report: POTUS TRUMP to Sign Order That Will Overhaul Visa Program for High-Skilled Workers

The President will sign an executive order Tuesday that will reshape the visa program as it pertains to high-skilled workers.

The H1-B visa program, which is used by tech companies to bring in high-skilled workers, will see a bit of an overhaul on Tuesday when the President issues a new executive order.

The President will sign the executive order at a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which reportedly will make it far more difficult for U.S. employers to “look overseas for workers to fill middle-income jobs”.

The Hill reports:

At a background briefing with reporters, senior administration officials described the current H1-B visa program as a lottery system that indiscriminately hands out work visas to contracting firms that recruit low-skilled, low-wage workers to replace working-class domestic laborers.

They say a new system is needed to ensure that the program returns to its original purpose of bringing in high-skilled, high-paid workers to fill more specialized or technical roles.

Though the order will not immediately amend the system, the Labor, Justice, Homeland Security, and State departments will take part in a review of the H1-B visa program and make recommendations that will hopefully be into place through either administrative or legislative means.


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