Donald Trump bans H-1B technology workers from federal go nment contracts
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday that bans technology workers on H-1B visas from replacing American citizens in federal go nment contracts. The order will ensure that Federal agencies prioritise hiring American workers and not people on an H-1B visa.
“We believe jobs must be offered to American workers first,” Donald Trump said in a statement. -
The order mandated all federal agencies to carry out an internal audit to assess whether they are in compliance with the requirement of appointing only US citizens and nationals to competitive service. The Department of Labor will also finalise a guidance to prevent H-1B employers from moving H-1B workers to other employer’s job sites to displace American workers.
Trump’s decision to ban workers on H-1B visas comes after the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) said that it will outsource 20 percent of its technology jobs to companies based in foreign countries. Around 200 American workers were to lose their jobs over the next five years, said the order.
French technology major Capgemini, Accenture and CGI had won the contract from TVA, according to the employees union of TVA.
A Bloomberg analysis of Department of Labor data showed that in the first nine months of fiscal 2019, over 2,000 H-1B visa holders were employed by federal agencies.
The order said that outsourcing IT jobs involving handling sensitive information would also pose a national risk in the current climate of intellectual property theft.
“Outsourcing hundreds of workers is especially detrimental in the middle of a pandemic, which has already cost millions of Americans their jobs,” it said.
Over the last few months, the Trump administration has taken several steps towards protecting American jobs by suspending the H-1B, L-1 and J-1 visas till the end of the year.
Donald Trump, who is facing elections for his second term in November, in June suspended H-1B and L-1 visas that were used by technology workers till December stating that it would help in providing local jobs amidst the economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Good. send greedy beggar Indians back.
Why cant govt improve private job scenario in india? Private co. shud be given all assistance since they provide bulk jobs to citizans.
This is just to rile up GOP voter base to support the clown in 2020.
No problem , Sir ! ... Soon there will be a NEED for Rule of Exceptions ... for Indian Techies ! :)
Crores in India are jobless and some idiots are commenting that all those who lost their Visa to come back to India and serve here.
Why do we Indians and Indian newspapers get agitated when American go nment takes any action on H1-b visas?
Like india did with recent new licensing requirements on imports, America has every right to come up with regulations on what is good for America. Be it H1-b visas or any other thing.
Instead of developing our own country like China did to their country, why do we Indians go around developed western nations pleading for their h1-b visas, permanent residencies/green cards and passport/citizenships?
It is time for us to stop all this begging for other country visa and passports, introspect ourselves and do something to develop our own country.
This is just his attempt to improve US bad unemployment numbers before the elections.
Nope .. this is hogwash to appeal to his vote bank. There won't be any additional impact for H1B since they are not eligible to work on Federal contracts.
Congratulations. Send all of them out. Hopefully, our PM will soon deny them entry to India. All those who chose to leave their mother land, should end up nomads!
It is individuals right to choose where they want to work and make a good living. There are no such laws or rules where one should put their country first. US does offer better pay and lifestyle than India. So do not get so happy, this ban will soon reverse maybe in next few months or after when Trump is beaten by Biden.
This should have only been applicable to chinese, Pakistanis and North koreans.
Trump trying desperately to show foolish American voters that he is against immigration. Looking like a joker
thank you President Trump
Send all the H1B Visa Holders back to India;
Bear in mind that there are many Chinese in IT sector in US who work on H1B. Keeping them away from federal work is justified.
India folks need to come back to India. Its about time that they should support the country.
Thanks, Trump Bhai. Please send everyone home.
ABSOLUTELY RIGHT decision.
This decision will help India to stop brain drains. Now India should not waste this opportunity to employ the right talents in right jobs.
Indians are good at copying not developing, all copy machines .
If u.s.a produce everything they need , within u.s itself , there is dearth for jobs in usa
Indians should develop Google and Facebook in India instead of begging America for work visas.
Make India great again.
its good for long term
Nageswara Rao S
to please electorate surely
Not good for long term