President’s Administration Announces New Rule on Skilled Foreign Labor

Curbing visas for workers in the tech industry aims to protect American jobs.

President Trump’s Administration announced a rule from the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security this week that will increase the minimum wage companies must pay workers on H1-B visas. The rule, that will take effect in early December, also narrows the “specialty occupations” eligible for these visas.

Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said that loopholes in current regulations have allowed contractors to offer significantly lower pay to those working on H1-B visas. “Companies have been incentivized to avoid hiring Americans or even lay off their own qualified, better-paid American workers and replace them with cheaper foreign labor,” he said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump’s administration as they seek to safeguard jobs for U.S. citizens.
  • That the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security as they protect the interests of the American worker.
  • For the Lord to work His will through the U.S. government.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Reuters


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