90 Miles From Tyranny : Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

A Disney-type displacement will ‘be impossible’ with these visa reforms, administration officials believe.

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday dubbed "Buy American, Hire American" that calls for sweeping reform of the H-1B visa process.

Its centerpiece is the replacement of the H-1B lottery with a system that distributes visas on the basis of wages, skills and education.

"We want to switch away from a random lottery system, in which it's weighted toward the lowest wage workers, towards a system that prioritizes higher skilled, higher paid workers," said a senior administration official, in a background briefing to reporters on the condition that officials not be identified.

Such an H-1B reform "would make it much more difficult to use it to replace American workers," the administration official said.

With this order Trump makes his H-1B reform effort official, but the changes that the administration wants will take time.The White House intends to follow a two-pronged approach to H-1B reform. It will make administrative actions as...Read More HERE

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