US Expands Work Visa Ban to Protect American Jobs From ‘Millions of Aliens’


US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order putting new restrictions on foreign work visas until the end of 2020, a move the administration said is needed as the economy suffers in the wake of Covid-19 lockdowns.

Signed on Monday evening, the order freezes several types of work visas – including the H1B for highly skilled workers – which the White House says will keep some 500,000 American jobs from going to foreign employees, part of what it deemed an “America-first recovery.”

“American workers compete against foreign nationals for jobs in every sector of our economy, including against millions of aliens who enter the United States to perform temporary work,” the White House said in a statement.


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