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>> Another successful job.>> Donald Trump taking on outsourcing Tuesday. The US president set to sign an executive order to revamp the H-1B visa program. A move to fight what his administration calls fraud and abuse in the immigration system. Trump has pledged to put more Americans in US jobs and reduce the need for talent from abroad.
The H-1B program allows companies to look overseas for workers to fill jobs. It works on a lottery basis and aims to recruit foreign nationals in specialty roles that require higher education, from scientists, to computer programmers. Trump officials say as the system works now, foreign workers are brought in at less pay to replace Americans.
H-1B is widely used in the tech industry and supported by global players, including Apple and Google. And while filings show 15% of Facebook's workforce used the temporary visa last year, a majority are given to outsourcing firms, which critics say flood the lottery with mass applications to fill lower level IT roles.
Tuesday's order will be the latest attempt by the President to fulfill his America First campaign pledges. As the clock ticks down to 100 days in office, Trump has no major legislative victories to speak off. Instead, he's slapped down a flurry of executive orders to roll out reform.