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Trump Signs "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order—Another Empty Bag of Promises on Immigration Reform

On April 18, President Trump signed an executive order that initiated a government-wide review to bolster the "Hire American" and "Buy American" directives. According to Market Watch, the review process will last 220 days and may lead to new legislation and additional executive orders that target immigration reform. The reality is, however, that he order itself is a big nothing.The agencies were already reviewing changes to the H-1B and other other programs. This Executive Order is nothing more than publicity meant to cause concern among those who use the program, and to embolden those who oppose it.

While the Executive Order’ssupposed primary focus of this review will be to investigate alleged “abuse” of the H-1B visa program and to identify ways to stop companies from replacing American employees with lower-cost immigrant workers. Yet, The executive order does not outline any definitive changes to the H-1B program; rather, it instructs the Attorney General, Secr…
¿Cuál es la justicia para los inmigrantes de Alto Nivel del 2017?

La justicia para los inmigrantes de Alto Nivel del 2017 (H.R.392) fue introducida por el congresista Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) el 10 de enero del 2017. El proyecto de ley propone varias enmiendas a la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad que tendrá profundas repercusiones en el reglamento de visas de empleo de los Estados Unidos.

Si es aprobada, H.R.392 eliminaría el limite por país sobre el número de inmigrantes basado en empleo, y aumentaría el tope por país de inmigrantes basados en la familia de 7 por ciento a 15 por ciento del número total de visados patrocinados por la familia. Además, el proyecto de ley enmendaría la Ley de Protección de Estudiantes Chinos de 1992 para eliminar la disposición que requiere la reducción de las visas anuales de inmigrantes chinos para compensar los ajustes de estatus bajo la Ley.
H.R.392 es sólo uno de varios proyectos de ley que se han presentado al Congreso que reforma las leyes de visas…

What Is The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017?

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 (H.R.392) was introduced by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Jan. 10, 2017. The bill proposes several amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act that would have profound impacts on U.S. employment visa regulations.

If passed, H.R.392 would eliminate the per-country cap on the number of employment-based immigrants, and it would increase the per-country cap for family-based immigrants from 7 percent to 15 percent of the total number of family-sponsored visas. Further, the bill would amend The Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 to remove the provision that requires the reduction of yearly Chinese immigrant visas to offset adjustments of status under the Act.
H.R.392 is just one of several bills that have been introduced to Congress that would reform U.S. employment visa laws. If you own or manage a business that hires immigrants through the H-1B or L-1 visa program, it is critical that you learn how the proposed legisl…