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Expert: Latest Trump Immigration Order Seems Innocuous, But...

August 07, 2020 (1 min read)

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Aug. 5, 2020

"IT industry body Nasscom said U.S. President Donald Trump's new executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting work to H-1B visa holders is based on misperceptions and misinformation. The executive order -- Aligning federal contracting and hiring practices with the interests of American workers – was signed on Monday. It requires federal agencies to review the contracts to assess any negative impact of contractors’ and subcontractors’ temporary foreign labour hiring practices or offshoring practices on the economy. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School, said the latest executive order seems innocuous. "But as we have seen with prior executive orders, this may be the starting point to increase H-1B enforcement generally. Moreover, even if the review doesn’t do much, it is good publicity for President Trump to appear to support American workers as part of his re-election campaign," he said."