The United States President Donald Trump on August 3 signed an executive order to restrict H1B Visa use. The order will restrict the federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting the foreign workers, affecting Indian IT professionals who have been working in the US on H1B Visa.

The signed executive order requires all the federal agencies of the US to complete an internal audit and assess if they have been in compliance with the requirement that only nationals and US citizens are appointed to the competitive services.

The step of signing an executive order came over a month after the US government suspended an H1B visa on June 23, 2020, along with other foreign work visas until the end of 2020 for protecting the American workforce. The new restrictions took effect from June 24.

President Donald Trump in the oval office of White House informed that he is signing an executive order to ensure that the federal government lives by a very simple rule. ‘Hire American’.

He further added that H1B regulation is finalised so that no American worker is replaced ever again. H1B visa must be used for top highly paid talent to create American jobs, not as expensive labour programmes and destroy American jobs.

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