On Monday, the president signed an executive order which aims to block U.S. agencies from outsourcing jobs to foreign workers. The order specifically requires federal agencies to prioritize U.S. citizens and green card holders before hiring workers under H-1B visas. The order was prompted by a controversial move by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a federally owned corporation, which planned to outsource some IT jobs and lay off about 60 American workers. President Trump also fired two members of the TVA board of directors and heavily criticized the CEO.
– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise
Posted in: Immigration
posted on: August 7, 2020