US President Donald Trump through an executive order put a limit on US Contractors’ use of Foreign Workers.

Iran PressAmerica: US President Donald Trump on Monday barred federal agencies from dismissing US citizens or green card holders and replacing them with foreign workers, and blasted a major state enterprise for having done so.

The executive order Trump signed Monday increases scrutiny of federal contractors’ use of H-1B visas to bring in temporary foreign labor for high-skilled jobs rather than relying on American workers, Bloomberg reported.

The action was prompted by the federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority’s June announcement that it’s laying off 62 information technology workers as the federal power agency outsources data and programming work, according to an administration official who asked for anonymity.

The COVID-19 recession has thrown millions of Americans out of work, with uncertain prospects for a recovery given continued surges in virus case counts in many states.

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Trump’s new executive order requires federal agencies to give preference to US residents and green card holders for contract positions, just as they would for full-time roles, an official said on condition of anonymity. The order also will prompt a study to determine how many federal jobs are held by foreign visa holders.

"The Trump administration is working on other changes to the H-1B visa program that may be announced in the coming weeks," the official also said.  104/207

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