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".