President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order on Tuesday that will overhaul the H-1B system that is so frequently abused by Silicon Valley.
The Hill reports:
At a background briefing with reporters, senior administration officials described the current H1-B visa program as a lottery system that indiscriminately hands out work visas to contracting firms that recruit low-skilled, low-wage workers to replace working-class domestic laborers.
They say a new system is needed to ensure that the program returns to its original purpose of bringing in high-skilled, high-paid workers to fill more specialized or technical roles.
For decades, Silicon Valley has been hiring immigrant workers and paying them next to nothing. This entire practice is a direct slap in the face to hardworking Americans, who are more than capable of working those same positions. With major changes to the the H-1B system, big tech companies will be forced to hire locally and pay fair wages for those positions.
Keep it up Trump, keep making America great.