H-1B visas suspended: Donald Trump signs proclamation halting entry of people on work visas, asks officials to move closer to merit-based immigration

US President Donald Trump has directed his management to reform the H-1B visa system and move inside theroute of merit-based totally immigration, White House officers have stated.

Moving to a merit-based immigration gadget, the White House stated in a statement soon after Trump issued a proclamation to quicklysuspend H-1B and differentwork visas until the end of the year. The Trump Administration will reform the immigration system to prioritise the best-professionalworkers and guard American jobs, it said.

Under these reforms, the H-1B programme will prioritise thoseworkerswho’re offered the very best wage, making sure that the highest-skilledapplicants are admitted, the White House stated.

The Trump Administration will also near loopholes which have allowed employers inside the US to replace American employees with low-value foreign labour, it stated.

These reforms will help protect the wages of American employees and make sure that overseas labour coming into our country is high professional and does not undercut america labour market, the White House added.

The more permanent actions that he’s directing us to take encompass reforming the H-1B gadget to move within the path of a more merit-primarily based device. You listen the president speak all of the time approximately getting the high-quality and the brightest, and also you also listen him speaking about protective American jobs. So, those reforms will do both, a senior administration reliable informed reporters in the course of a conference call.