Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump’s “America First” executive order trip is about more than just “Buying American”

The President is leaving the Beltway today to head out to Wisconsin where he will seek to rally the faithful and sign another executive order. 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. This 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. The name of the 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.”
Read the rest from Jazz Shaw HERE and follow a link to a related story below:

Planned Trump Order Will Discourage Hiring of Low-Wage Foreign Workers

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