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Buy American, Hire American

His original intent was to eliminate the H-1B visa program. However, upon meeting with corporate executives during his campaign, President Trump changed course, deciding the H-1B visa program didn’t need to be eliminated but reformed. Trump signed an executive order entitled “Buy American – Hire American”, designed to make it harder for U.S. companies to hire foreign help. It calls for four government agencies to suggest reforms to the H-1B visa program as soon as possible. Although the order doesn’t eliminate the H-1B visa program, its purpose is to ensure high-quality workers are being hired for “specialty positions” and not simply fill positions for cheaper wages. Before any U.S. company can decide to hire a foreign national, they must prove they tried every alternative route to find qualified American workers first. If they should need to hire a foreign national, they must be the best-of-the-best. Keep Reading

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