NewsFlash! Text of ‘Hire American’ Executive Order Released by White House

As expected, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) entitled Buy American and Hire American. The ‘hire American’ section of the EO has no direct impact on existing immigration laws. Rather, it directs various executive agencies to “propose new rules and issue new guidance … to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system, including through the prevention of fraud or abuse.” The EO further calls for the agency officials to “suggest reforms to help ensure that H1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries.”

 

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