Are Donald and Ivanka Trump following 'Buy American' rules?
The moves show Trump once again using his power to issueexecutive orders to try to fulfill promises he made a year ago in his election campaign, in this case to reform U.S. immigration policies and encourage purchases of American products.
Trump marked this the first stop in his "Buy American, Hire American" campaign.
Trump called the order "a powerful signal to the world" that "finally puts America first". "The H-1B program was created to fill gaps in America's workforce with highly-skilled foreign workers, but as we've seen in recent years, the program has been abused and exploited at the expense of American workers and most- qualified foreign workers", he said.
Trump signed the order related to government agencies even though he built a global business empire before running for the White House in which he regularly outsourced the manufacture of dozens of consumer products to overseas locations. He faces an approval rating of just 41 percent in the state, which he barely won in November. That was down from the 236,000 it received the year before, a drop some attribute to Trump, who promised in a debate during the presidential campaign to end the program. Also, he has recently reversed several populist promises, including standing up to China, which he contended was manipulating its currency and stealing American jobs, and eliminating the Export-Import Bank, which he billed as wasteful subsidy. Some Trump sport coats are made in India. The White House argues that some companies undercut American workers by bringing in cheaper foreign labour on a temporary basis.
It targets the H-1B visa program.
The order directs the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to take action against fraud and abuse in the immigration system to protect American workers.
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The President said H1B visas should be given to the most-skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never be used to replace Americans.
Trump and other critics of the program say it is abused by those Indian firms, who - they claim - flood the visa lottery with applications and then send workers to the USA on salaries that undercut their American counterparts. The commerce secretary will review how to close loopholes in existing rules and provide recommendations to the president. Trump asked a supportive crowd at the headquarters of Snap-on. "Everyone in my administration will be expected to enforce every last Buy American provision on behalf of the American worker, and we are going to investigate every single trade deal that undermines these provisions", he said. About 70 dairy producers in both USA states are affected.
Some critics say those foreign companies give the visas to people to perform lower-level information technology, or IT, jobs.
"They need to be scaled up and ramped down based on the needs of the US economy in the supply of. the resources to fill some of the roles", Tillis said during a late-March committee hearing.
Tech advocacy group FWD.US said that the announcement should improve the visa system for highly-skilled workers.
Administration 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 transportation grant-funded projects.
But Pence said forcefully responding to chemical attacks from President Bashar al-Assad's regime was the correct thing to do. The trip so far has been dominated by USA and allies' concerns about North Korea's nuclear and missile development efforts.
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