Strict orders have been issued by Trump administration to U.S. companies for not to overlook qualified American workers for jobs before they start to apply for visas of coveted skilled-worker.
At the opening day of applications, the message came for American companies, who are seeking visas known as H-1B that is mostly used by technology employers to bring in specialized workers and programmers from other countries.
Tom Wheeler, acting head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement that “U.S. workers should not be placed in a disfavored status, and the department is wholeheartedly committed to investigating and vigorously prosecuting these claims.”
Before this, for violating the immigration and anti-discrimination provisions, Obama administration sued many companies that used to employ foreigners over U.S. workers. On Monday, this warning issued before the start of visa process so that companies do not put American employees on disadvantage.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said “too many American workers who are qualified, willing and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged.”
Trump administration gave warning to every company and legal immigration that they will be scrutinized under them. Moreover, President is yet to issue that order and it could be an interim measure.