Hey, Trump lovers! He is finally starting to do what he promised. Sort of. President Trump is about to crack down hard on those irritating foreigners who keep flooding the US taking jobs from Americans. The unfortunate truth about this executive order is, it will only affect highly-skilled labor from abroad like the Indians I see working for many financial institutions in my city, not the border-jumpers that have practically taken over the construction, food service, and housekeeping fields.
There is not only the fact that this order only considers jobs that require advanced degrees, such as computer programming, science, and engineering, but also the hypocrisy Trump is displaying as far as his own family’s industries are concerned. While Trump and his offspring are allowed to have companies in Third World countries that hire cheap labor, now other American businesses will probably be fined for doing so. How can Trump tell others to ‘buy American’ when his own clothing line is manufactured elsewhere (Bangladesh, Honduras, and China to name a few of the low-wage nations he’s taken advantage of)?
From the Washington Post:
Documents and interviews reveal the personal role Trump played in negotiating the deal. Participants said they could not recall him expressing a preference that products be made in the United States. “Finding the biggest company with the best practices is what was important to him,” said Jeff Danzer, who was vice president of the company hired by Trump to broker the deal. “Finding a company that made in America was never something that was specified.”
From USA Today:
The executive order will stop short of the one- to two-year moratorium on new skilled worker visas that Trump called for during the campaign. And it comes too late to have a direct effect on this year’s visa season, which opened April 3.
|Trump in his British-made Rolls Royce|
Instead, the executive order will look for administrative changes, including an overhaul of the lottery system used to determine which companies can sponsor the visas, one official said. Other visa programs, like the H-2B seasonal worker visa that Trump himself uses to staff his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., will be largely unaffected.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to implement the “Buy American, Hire American” rhetoric of his campaign. The order looks to bolster protections for certain American-made goods and calls for a review of the H-1B visa program for skilled workers, with the goal of reforming the program, senior administration officials said. Trump will sign the executive order during a trip Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he will tour the headquarters of Snap-on-Tools, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer, and deliver a speech about US manufacturing.