In another bit of significant news, yesterday President Trump announced that he’d signed an executive order governing the issuing of H-1B visas. CNNMoney reports:
On Tuesday, Trump signed an executive order that directed federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy. The order included a section geared at immigration reform.
The order tasked four department heads (including the Secretary of Labor, who has yet to be confirmed) to suggest reforms to ensure H-1B visas are given to the “most-skilled or highest paid” petitioners. Additionally, it asked them to propose new rules and guidance for preventing fraud and abuse of work visas.
It’s just a step but IMO it’s a step in the right direction. I’d love to be a fly on the wall of the board room at Tata or Infosys about now. Or Microsoft or Facebook for that matter.