Trump Touts Hire American But Maybe He Should Start At Home

While visiting Snap-On Tools in Kenosha Wisconsin today, President Donald Trump emphasized his ‘Hire American’ pledge. And once again he took a swing at the H-1B visa program:

By combining aspects of immigration policy with federal procurement regulations, Trump is using executive action to advance his philosophy of economic nationalism without waiting for action from Congress. But like many of his previous executive orders, the order will largely call on cabinet secretaries to fill in the details with reports and recommendations about what the administration can legally do.

Specifically targeted: The H-1B visa program, which allows 85,000 foreign workers into the United States each year to take specific high-skilled jobs with U.S. companies. The program is popular with the information technology industry, which Trump has accused of “importing low-wage workers on H-1B visas to take jobs from young college-trained Americans.”

But…and with President Trump there is always a but…the H-2B visas are being left alone…I wonder why?

Other visa programs, like the H-2B seasonal worker visa that Trump himself uses to staff his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., will be largely unaffected.

And of course there’s this: Trump Vineyard Estates Need Foreign Agricultural Workers:

Trump Vineyard Estates, better known as Trump Winery, asked to bring in 29 workers this season through the federal H-2A visa program, The Daily Progress reported.

“It’s difficult to find people,” said Libby Whitley, an attorney who has worked with employers, including Trump Winery, on labor issues.

When it comes right down to it…there seems to be a lot of things that the Trump clan are surprised at just how hard they can be…bigly. Whoulda thunk?


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