President Donald Trump’s deputies have announced they will soon cancel the work permits which were awarded to 100,000 foreign visitors under a controversial outsourcing program created by President Barack Obama.
Many U.S. graduates have already lost jobs and salaries because the federal government allows U.S. companies to outsource their jobs to a low-wage workforce of roughly 1.5 million imported college-graduates. The foreign workers — nearly all of whom are Indian or Chinese — get their work permits via several visa programs, including the H-1B and L-1 visa programs.
“Obama had no authority to make the [H4EAD work-permit] rule, and there was never any studies or research performed to see how the rule would affect American workers,” said Dawn Casey, who helps run the Protect US Workers advocacy group.
The program is called the H4EAD program because it provides Employment Authorization Documents to people who get H4 visas, which are allocated to the spouses of H-1B visa-workers who have won initial approval to become immigrants.
“We definitely want to prioritize the American worker first and make sure that we have a merit-based system that protects … the American worker,” DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman told Breitbart News Sunday on Oct. 21. “We want an American immigration system that puts Americans first, and for a long time now. that has not happened,” she added.