Trump indicators govt order on H-1B visa hiring

Washington, August 4

In one other enormous blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump has signed an govt order asking federal businesses to rent Americans and stopping them from contracting or subcontracting overseas staff, primarily these with H-1B visas.

The transfer came visiting a month after the Trump administration on June 23 suspended the H-1B visas together with different kinds of overseas work visas till 2020 finish to guard American staff in an important election 12 months.

The H-1B visa, most sought-after amongst Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that enables US corporations to make use of overseas staff in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical experience. The know-how corporations rely on it to rent tens of hundreds of workers every year from nations like India and China.

“Today I am signing an executive order to ensure that the federal government lives by a very simple rule, hire American,” Trump instructed reporters within the Oval Office of the White House on Monday earlier than signing the order towards hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts. Trump stated his administration wouldn’t tolerate firing of hardworking Americans within the pursuit of low cost overseas labour. — PTI

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