Trump Executive Order: ‘Buy American, Hire American’

Trump Executive Order: ‘Buy American, Hire American’

President is will  sign another executive order today.This time it’s back to the entire America First theme, specifically dealing with government agencies and contractors having to buy American materials wherever possible. Trump executive order would apply to federally funded construction projects (the wall) and a number of transportation and infrastructure projects which receive federal funding from the Department of Transportation.

Trump Executive Order
Trump Executive Order

 

The name of the executive order is “Buy American, Hire American,” and it’s the second part of that formula which should be drawing more attention than where we purchase our concrete and rebar. (Associated Press)

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.

Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed “Buy American, Hire American,” said administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite the president’s frequent criticism of the use of anonymous sources.

The officials said the order, which Trump will sign at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse. Those departments would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the “most-skilled or highest-paid applicants.”

The executive order will stop short of the one- to two-year moratorium on new skilled worker visas that Trump called for during the campaign. And it comes too late to have a direct effect on this year’s visa season, which opened April 3.

Trump will sign the order in Wisconsin, a state he won last November with an appeal to blue-collar workers and a promise to revive manufacturing jobs, reports USA Today.

 

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