Breaking Immigration News: President’s Executive Order on Federal Government’s Use of H-1B Workers

Breaking Immigration News: President’s Executive Order on Federal Government’s Use of H-1B Workers

| Aug 5, 2020 | Firm News

On August 3, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to review their use of foreign labor, specifically the use of H-1B visa workers. The Executive Order calls on the head of each executive agency that enters into contracts to review whether contractors—including subcontractors—used temporary foreign labor for contracts performed in the United States and in foreign countries.

The order then calls on federal
agencies to submit a report to the Director of the Office of Management and
Budget summarizing the results of the reviews within 120 days of the date of
the order.

The order also requires the Secretaries of Labor
and Homeland Security to take action to protect U.S. workers from any adverse
effects on wages and working conditions caused by the employment of H-1B visa
holders at job sites (including third-party job sites) within 45 days of the
date of the order.