Donald Trump, the US President, will sign on 18 April an executive order ordering federal agencies to enforce the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy.
It will call for a reassessment of the H-1B visa program, which many Indian tech companies and professionals vie for, according to senior officials in US administration.
Mr Trump will reportedly sign the executive order when he visits Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Indo-Asian News Service quotes the officials as claiming on 17 April that this would be a historic move that would aid in protecting American manufacturers and workers, who the present dispensation feels have been hit by the slack implementation of ‘Buy American’ laws.
CNN quotes an administration official as telling it that ‘buy American’ as well as ‘hire American’ regulations were not followed properly, leading many American workers to lose job opportunities.
The executive order will ask federal agencies to strictly implement H1-B visa laws and suggest reforms to the program to prevent malpractices and abuse and make sure that the genuinely highly skilled applicants get visas.
In a nutshell, it means that talented Indians would not be affected by this order. It will affect only those who try to cut corners to reach the ‘land of opportunities.’
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