President Trump Issues Executive Order to Review H-1B Program

The “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order signed by the President provides that it is the policy of the Executive Branch to “buy American and hire American.” The “Hire American” provisions of the Executive Order contain language requiring the State Department, Justice Department, DOL and DHS to suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas go to the most skilled or highest paid workers. The Executive Order has no immediate impact on the H-1B program. It does not require any specific action and has no specific timeline.  For a more detailed discussion of the Executive Order and other Executive actions by the Trump Administration, visit Business Immigration Under the Trump Administration.