According to the Daily Caller President Trump’s recent executive order has honored his campaign pledge of putting Americans first, bringing back jobs and rolling back an abused immigration system.
On April 17, the Caller wrote that the “two-part order”, the Buy American and Hire American EO, looks to reform the H-1B visa program and do away with the plethora of loopholes riddling the Buy American Act of 1933.
Originally, the H-1B visa program was supposed to allow high skilled workers entry into the United States for a job that an American was unable to perform. Over time, the rule has been so weakened with exemptions that it has all but turned into a gift bag for low skilled immigrants.
“Our goal is to ensure that U.S. workers who are just as qualified, willing and deserving to work in these fields are not ignored or otherwise unfairly disadvantaged in the H-1B process,” a Trump official is quoted as saying.
The Buy American portion of the order instructs the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice and State Department to propose reforms to close loopholes allowing businesses and government entities to skirt requirements that material and resources be purchased in America if available.
The President has displayed his seriousness of his orders, with one unnamed senior official saying that entities violating the orders would be “held strictly accountable.”
If anything can undo the pillaging of American manufacturing and entrepreneurship, it will be actions such as this by President Trump.