Trump's 'Buy American' executive order has no weight without Congress

The "buy American, hire American" directive does not make any immediate changes to the H-1B system, however, but commissions the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review the way H-1B visas are granted.

"The buy and hire American order, I'm about to sign, will help protect workers and students like those of you in the audience today", said Trump to the employees at Snap-on.

"With this action we are sending a powerful signal to the world that were going to defend our workers, protect our jobs and finally put America first", the US President said.

The Trump administration has so far only called for a review of the H-1B program without proposing any concrete changes.

The executive order aims to shift the visa program from a lottery system to targeting jobs with a high need for skilled workers.

Trump is traveling to the Kenosha, Wisc., headquarters of tool-maker Snap-on Inc. Trump now has a 41 percent approval rating in the state.

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Trump Jr. made the comment during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, who said before the conversation that President Trump is taking steps to fulfill his promise of bringing jobs back to America. "We're going to start using it again - Made in the U.S.", he added. Some have suggested that companies abuse the privilege and simply hire foreign workers to save money and drive down wages for American workers.

Trump's executive order directs federal agencies to crack down on fraud and abuse of the program and generate more reports on it, Repko says.

It's unclear how the program may change, but India's huge tech industry says America still has a shortage of skilled workers that the H-1B system was created to ease.

The number of requests for H-1B visas declined this year by about 15 percent, or roughly 37,000 applications, but the total was still almost 200,000, far more than the 85,000 limit. The order also asks agencies to assess the use of waivers.

The trip to Wisconsin marked Trump's first visit to Speaker Paul Ryan's home state and district since taking office. Ivanka Trump-branded clothes continue to be made in China. If they lose their job, they can be removed from the USA, giving employers enormous power over workers and little incentive to pay them the market rate.

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