Apr 18, 2017

Date: 04/18/2017

Dear Client,

Alert: President Trump Signs “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order referred to as “Buy American, Hire American”. The order directs federal agencies to buy more goods and services from US companies and review and recommend changes to guest worker programs and in particular, the H-1B Program.

According to Senior White House officials, the “Hire American” portion of the Executive Order will address “fraud and abuses” in the guest worker programs, and in particular, the H-1B visa program. However, there should be no immediate changes or impacts to the H-1B program. The Executive Order is requesting the relevant agencies to review policies related to all visa programs and recommend changes and propose additional reforms, including allowing H-1B visas to be awarded to the most skilled or highest-paid applicants. The Executive Order envisions changes to the H-1B program through a combination of administrative initiatives and legislative action.

This is a developing story and we will provide an in-depth analysis of the Executive Order shortly. We at the Nair Law Group are committed to keeping you updated and informed. Please stay current with our alerts and contact your designated Nair Law representative if you have any questions about the potential impact of these provisions.,