Trump wants companies to hire Americans
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.
Trump will also use the “buy American and hire American” order to seek changes in government procurement practices to increase the purchase of American products in federal contracts.
Trump is to sign the order when he visits the world headquarters of Snap-On, a tool manufacturer in the state of Wisconsin.
The order is an attempt by Trump to carry out his “America First” campaign pledges to reform US immigration policies and encourage purchases of American products.
The order he will sign on Tuesday will call for “the strict enforcement of all laws governing entry into the United States of labour from abroad for the stated purpose of creating higher wages and higher employment rates for workers in the United States.”.
It will call on the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to take action to crack down on what an administration official called “fraud and abuse” in the US immigration system to protect American workers.