Economy

Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

The order also calls for more federal construction projects to use American-made products.

Bloomberg noted the order would ban foreign government-subsidised goods but this could violate numerous free-trade agreements.

Baldwin, D-Madison, in a statement Wednesday, said, "Now that President Trump has expressed his support for my Buy America reform, I'm hopeful he will join me in pushing Majority Leader (Mitch) McConnell and Speaker (Paul) Ryan on legislative action". And the Trump administration says that federal agencies will conduct top-to-bottom assessments to close loopholes and find more ways to integrate American-made products.

Trump's repeated pledge to boost infrastructure spending sent markets and commodity prices soaring in the weeks that followed his election.

The H-1B program was originally created to import extraordinarily brilliant and talented foreigners, like the next Albert Einstein, to conduct research and development projects at USA technology companies and universities, temporarily.

The announcement was made by the US President during his visit to the headquarters of Snap-On Inc, which is a tool maker in Wisconsin.

The administration's goal is to ensure such visas are given to the most qualified or highest-paid applicant, according to two senior officials.

The time-limited H-1B visas for skilled workers, which are sought by technology giants, are meant for scientists, engineers and computer programmers.

Tata Consultancy Services declined to comment on the new executive order.

"Right now, H-1B visas are being awarded in a totally random lottery, and that's wrong".

"I think the president's view on this has been very clear from the campaign, and the American people understood it when they elected him in November".

It will call on the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to crack down on what the official called "fraud and abuse" in USA immigration to protect U.S. workers, and propose reforms to ensure H-1B visas are awarded to the most skilled or highest paid applicant.

"As the process goes forward we believe that a more thoughtful and a more logical approach is desirable, keeping in view the impact on American businesses", Chandrashekhar said.

Only on "CBS This Morning", Ivanka Trump spoke to Gayle King in her first interview as assistant to the president. For example, a 2013 report found that the US would likely create 120,000 jobs requiring a Bachelor's Degree in computer science each year, but only 51,000 computer science degrees were being produced annually. "Measures to protect American workers will not be successful if they are applied selectively".


  • Chelsea tighten grip on EPL title with win over Man City

    Chelsea meanwhile edged out Manchester City at Stamford Bridge to remain in pole position to win the title with eight games left. Scroll over the interactive image below to find out more about Tottenham's new stadium .

    Mark Zuckerberg makes cursory mention of Facebook murder video at F8

    Stephens also claimed he had killed more people, but Cleveland Police say they have no known additional victims linked to him. The last thing that he would have said was my name and (he) didn't know me or why he was saying it".

    President Trump Calls 100-Day Assessment 'Ridiculous'

    There is chatter, for example, about Republicans reviving the legislation in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare next week. Those early days are typically considered a bellwether for a presidential administration and its ability to govern.
  • Cavs hold off Pacers, Spurs also go 2-0 up

    Kyrie's jumper contributed to his 37 points, and every single one of them was needed to help the Cavs get by the Pacers , 117-111. LeBron had 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. "We're right there of what we know we can become", James said.

    Ferdinand: Chiellini and Bonucci the Juventus heroes in Barcelona triumph

    However, I'd suggest that Leonardo Jardim would least like to face Juventus , the best balanced team left in the tournament. Gerard Pique says he is confident Barcelona can return to form with a victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico this weekend.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Security Cracked with Just a Photo

    This allows Samsung to make doubly sure that everything about the Galaxy S8 is up to safety standards before the devices ship. This is because Samsung Galaxy S8 with such power-packed features running on 4 GB RAM sounds really interesting.
  • Schumer backs Trump in dairy trade dispute with Canada

    Scott Walker sent a letter Tuesday to Trump calling for federal action on Canada's "protectionist" policies. Trump's vow comes as global dairy prices are rebounding after two years of declines amid abundant supplies.

    China seriously concerned over North Korea's nuclear programme

    Analysts, however, point out that without China's help, the US would not be able to target all of North Korea's nuclear stockpile. Economic sanctions on North Korea have very serious humanitarian consequences and would put North Korean lives in serious danger.

    Dota 2 patch addresses matchmaking, demands phone numbers

    The update also re-introduces solo queue, which means solo players can choose to only be matched with other solo players. This is to counter all the throwaway accounts created by players, negatively impacting the experience.
  • It's Russell Westbrook's Moment, Which He Deserves Today

    The Mile High City just experienced the Wrath of The Broadie when the Thunder escaped the Nuggets, thanks to Russell Westbrook . Westbrook was fouled on a 3-point attempt and knocked down all three shots to cut the lead to 105-101 with 47.4 seconds left.

    UN Official Says Scale Of Civilians Fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'Staggering'

    After retaking east Mosul , Iraqi forces set their sights on the far side of the Tigris River, which divides the city. He said the area will be cleared from militants soon.

    China Warns of 'Storm Clouds Gathering' in US-North Korea Standoff

    The AP reports that USA satellite imagery suggests North Korea could be preparing to test another underground nuclear missile. The Pukkuksong submarine-launched ballistic missiles were also on parade.