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Trump to Aggressively Push 'Hire American,' 'Buy American' Directive

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By    |   Monday, 17 Apr 2017 10:12 PM

President Donald Trump is expected to aggressively push his "Hire American" and "Buy American" directives Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Trump will sign an executive order in Wisconsin directing federal agencies to probe government procurement practices and re-examine the way foreign workers enter the U.S., so they do not undercut "American labor at less cost," a senior administration official told the WSJ.

The official criticized the H-1B visa system – which allows highly skilled foreign workers to enter the U.S. on a temporary basis – for awarding visas randomly and without considering an applicant's skill or salary level.

"The result of that is that workers are often brought in at well below market rates," the official said.

Overall, "this is a clear statement from the president of the United States to shore up some of these abuses," the official continued, with the end goal being so "everyone can have a realistic path to economic success and full employment."

The order will direct a handful of federal agencies to eliminate "fraud and abuse . . . in our immigration system in order to protect workers in the United States and their economic conditions."

It will also demand builders use American-made steel in publicly financed infrastructures and construction projects.

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