President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to revamp a temporary visa program designed to bring foreign workers to fill high-skilled jobs in the U.S. in an effort to address alleged abuses, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Trump will sign the executive order during a visit to a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he is also expected to deliver a speech about efforts to revive American manufacturing.
The order will direct four federal departments to present reform proposals to ensure H-1B visas are given to the most skilled or highest paid applicant.
H-1B visas are for foreign nationals in “speciality” occupations such as scientists, computer programmers and engineers. The U.S. awards 65,000 H-1B visas every year using a lottery.
Critics of the H-1B visa program say outsourcing firms use it to fill lower-level information technology jobs, which means there will be less opportunity for American workers to fill these jobs.