(FinancialHealth.net) – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s damage to the economy, President Donald Trump has been working to ensure American workers are the priority. Earlier this summer he extended the limits on work visas through the end of 2020. And this week he took action against outsourcing.
On August 3, Trump signed an executive order preventing federal agencies that receive tax dollars from laying off US workers and replacing them with immigrants on H-1B visas.
President @realDonaldTrump's new executive order combats the misuse of H-1B visas—which have been exploited to replace qualified U.S. workers with lower-cost foreign ones—and directs all federal agencies to focus on hiring Americans.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 4, 2020
According to a May report from Breitbart, government agencies employee roughly 18,000 workers through the H-1B program. It allows them to pay lower wages than they would compensate American employees.
President Trump believes “jobs must be offered to American workers first.” Also, in a fact sheet released by the White House, the administration points out hiring foreigners for IT jobs poses national security risks.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for this policy, it’s one President Trump promised in 2016. Now, he can check it off of his list of tasks to complete. And hopefully, Americans in the fields impacted will start getting job offers.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!
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