“With this action, we are sending a powerful signal to the world: We’re going to defend our workers, protect our jobs and finally put America first” A part of the speech by the Republican president that witnessed an executive order bolstering the U.S nationals in the realm of the American Labor Rights.
The new state leader has vowed during his campaign to bring the jobs back from oversees and to empower the Americans in their own country, providing unprecedented job growth.
An executive order was signed by Mr. Trump following his speech, amending the H-1B visa program to replace the lottery basis with a merit-based system that would restrict the visas to highly skilled workers.
Too little Too Late
U.S Senator Dick Durbin commented on the executive order of the president: “For a president who has prided himself on his swift action when it comes to immigration, an interagency review of the program is a guarded and timid approach. It’s too little, too late”.
Tens of thousands of H-1B visas have been awarded over the recent years, filling an enormous amount of high skill job vacancies, leaving little room for the new legislation to create a remarkable impact. Critiques have been surrounding the program due to the low-pail labor that it attracted from oversees and the inability of competition it created for American citizens who require a higher paid salary.
“Right now, widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries” said the president to insist on his vision of “Make America Great Again”.
Mr. Trump fired during his speech at silicon valley and all the multi-national companies that abuse the H-1B visa program to lower the cost of their employees, pledging to take all measure to tackle the circumstances that “steal” jobs away from the American people.