U.S. President to make it tougher for skilled foreign workers to Get Visas

Vastavam web: The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is racing to toughen the process for U.S. companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. With just weeks to go until the Nov. 3 election, the White House budget office is reviewing a fast-track regulation that would narrow the definition of a “specialty occupation” eligible for a skilled-worker visa under the H-1B program, according to the budget office website and administration officials.

Trump faces re-election on Nov. 3 and has made immigration a focus of his campaign against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The measures – along with a planned regulation to clamp down on visas for international students and journalists – could be some of Trump’s final immigration moves before the election. “There’s going to be no market for someone to drive back down wages on H-1Bs to displace American workers,” Miller said in an interview, calling the measures “utterly transformative.”

Trump issued a sweeping proclamation in June that blocked the entry of many temporary foreign workers, saying it was necessary to preserve jobs for Americans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country’s largest business association, sued the administration over that ban and said the planned regulations could create unnecessary hurdles for employers. “Companies across multiple industries are very concerned about the potential disruption these proposals will inflict upon their operations,” Jon Baselice, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s executive director for immigration policy, said in a statement.

Source : Reuters