At the headquarters of hand and power tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., Trump signed an order that that asks the government to propose new rules and changes that will stop what he called abuses in a visa program used by US technology companies. Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a temporary visa programme used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the United States.
Signing the executive order Trump said the order sends a powerful signal to the world that the United States will defend its workers, protect their jobs and put America first.
It will call on the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to take action to crack down on what the official called "fraud and abuse" in the US immigration system to protect American workers. Agencies have also been asked to suggest changes so that the H-1B visas are granted to the most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.
"For too long, rather than operating as designed and allowing only the best and brightest to come in and fill key positions, the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program has been administered in a way that harms American workers", a White House official said.
During his campaign, Trump said at one point that he supported high-skilled visas, then he said he opposed the program.
Critics say the program has been hijacked by staffing companies that use the visas to recruit foreigners often from India who will work for less than Americans. Right now H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery and that's wrong.
The New #1 Contender is……Jinder Mahal??? If Charlotte wins, she will become the new #1 Contender for the SmackDown Women's Championship and have a title match next week. Half of the men in this match ( Jinder Mahal , Sami Zayn, and Erick Rowan) weren't on the roster just a few weeks ago.
In the USA, outsourcers often bring staffers into the country on work visas, train them in the tech departments of leading corporations and then rotate them back to India where pay and living costs are lower. He has already signed a number of executive orders since he took office, including the decision to ban travelers from some majority-Muslim nations.
With attempts to overhaul healthcare and tax law so far failing to bear fruit in a Congress controlled by his fellow Republicans, Mr Trump has leaned heavily on executive orders to seek changes to the U.S. economy. The government uses a lottery to award 65,000 visas every year and randomly distributes another 20,000 to graduate student workers. After payment of an additional 1,225 USA dollars in charge, USCIS responds typically in 15 calendar days, whereas standard H-1B petitions may take anywhere between three to six months to receive a judgement.
Trump stunned the world on November 8 previous year by defeating his heavily favored Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the presidential election, sending the United States on a new and uncertain path.
This month USCIS received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions and as a result, the federal agency had to resort to a computerised draw of lots to decide the fate of successful applicant.
"We hope the goal of President Trump's executive order on the H-1B program is "mend it, don't end it", said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a major technology industry group".
NASSCOM, a trade body representing Indian IT industry told Reuters that it backs efforts to root out H-1B abuses, but said the idea that H-1B visa holders are cheap labour is inaccurate.
Leading the way heading into Tuesday was Avisail Garcia with 21 hits, eight runs and 10 RBI. "I never seen anything like that". Chicago made it 4-0 in the seventh after Tim Anderson singled, just the second ball the White Sox hit out of the infield.
The move by Canadian producers has cost USA farms upwards of US$150 million, according to a report from the Washington Post . Walker said he also planned to talk privately with President Trump about the issue during his stop in Kenosha on Tuesday.
Vargas is 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA in his first two starts this season. "It was just one of those days where I had to grind it out". The bat wound up finding a hole in the netting behind the plate and struck a fan, and Posey motioned to him to keep it.
Nearly 400 tips were called in, Williams said, emphasizing the important role the public played in helping to locate Stephens. Stephens was placed on the FBI's most wanted list and attracted a $50,000 bounty for information leading to his arrest.
Any US strike on North Korea could prompt retaliation against allies or US forces in South Korea or Japan. The parade also featured the "Pukguksong-2", a land-based variant of the submarine-launched missile.
The stock of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc - Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:JAZZ) earned "Neutral" rating by Mizuho on Thursday, April 6. The Connecticut-based Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp has invested 0.19% in Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc - Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:JAZZ).
However, on April 15, the carrier was pictured passing through Indonesia toward the Indian Ocean - about 3,500 miles from Korea. Their faces were covered in black and camouflage paint, and they carried rifles with grenade launchers.
Other members of Godwin's family have said they forgive Stephens and only wanted him to receive the help he needed. Police said Stephens led them on a two-mile pursuit before he took out a pistol and shot himself in the head. " ...
State said in a press release it will host six future NCAA competitions, including the 2020 and 2022 women's gymnastics regionals. The board also announced any championship previously award to North Carolina for the 2017-2018 season would remain in the state.
Bernie Sanders visiting Louisville for political rally
While Senator Sanders stuck to many of his usual talking points, both he and Perez took time to discuss Maine-specific issues. Kentuckians have roundly rejected the ultra-liberal, anti-jobs platform of coastal elites like Sanders and Perez.
Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem
But the meetings could indicate how forcefully the US will pressure Japan to further open its farm and automotive sectors. North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile Sunday but failed, US and South Korean military officials said.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
But they're particularly excited to use NASA's powerful James Webb Space Telescope, which is supposed to launch late next year. There are also lessons to glean from, and apply to, the TRAPPIST-1 system whose discovery was announced in February this year.
Red Sox edge slumping Blue Jays 8-7
Happ (left elbow) on the 10-day disabled list before the game and recalled utilityman Ty Kelly from triple-A Buffalo. Right-hander Ben Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Rodriguez's roster spot for the game Monday.
Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration
The updated Google Earth , which rolls out this week, will now run as a web app in the Google Chrome browser, or on Android . This change comes just in time for the Earth Day celebrations, which is observed on the 22nd of April every year.
More Americans Think President Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises
The results represent a significant turnaround from February, when 62% said they saw Trump as someone who keeps his promises. In February, almost two-thirds said they thought the president keeps his promises and now only 40 percent believe he does.