Trump to sign new ‘buy American, hire American’ executive order


B00Mer
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Trump to sign new ‘buy American, hire American’ executive order




U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.

Two senior Trump administration officials who briefed reporters at the White House said Trump will also use the “buy American and hire American” order to seek changes in government procurement practices to increase the purchase of American products in federal contracts.

Trump is to sign the order when he visits the world headquarters of Snap-On Inc, a tool manufacturer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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The order is an attempt by Trump to carry out his “America First” campaign pledges to reform U.S. immigration policies and encourage purchases of American products. As he nears the 100-day benchmark of his presidency, Trump has no major legislative achievements to tout but has used executive orders to seek regulatory changes to help the U.S. economy.

The order he will sign on Tuesday will call for “the strict enforcement of all laws governing entry into the United States of labor from abroad for the stated purpose of creating higher wages and higher employment rates for workers in the United States,” one of the senior officials said.

It will call on the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to take action to crack down on what the official called “fraud and abuse” in the U.S. immigration system to protect American workers.

The order will call on those four federal departments to propose reforms to ensure H-1B visas are awarded to the most skilled or highest paid applicant.

H-1B visas are intended for foreign nationals in “specialty” occupations that generally require higher education, which according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) includes, but is not limited to, scientists, engineers or computer programmers. The government uses a lottery to award 65,000 visas every year and randomly distributes another 20,000 to graduate student workers.

The number of applications for H-1B visas fell to 199,000 this year from 236,000 in 2016, according U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Companies say they use visas to recruit top talent. More than 15 percent of Facebook Inc’s U.S. employees in 2016 used a temporary work visa, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. Labor Department filings.

But a majority of the visas are awarded to outsourcing firms, sparking criticism by skeptics who say those firms use the visas to fill lower-level information technology jobs. Critics also say the lottery system benefits outsourcing firms that flood the system with mass applications.

The senior official said the end result of how the system currently works is that foreign workers are often brought in at less pay to replace American workers, “violating the principle of the program.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Republican Representative Darrell Issa of California and Democratic Representative Zoe Lofgren of California were not immediately available to comment.

Facebook, Microsoft Corp and Apple Inc were also not immediately available after normal business hours.

The order also asks federal agencies to look at how to get rid of loopholes in the government procurement process.

Specifically, the review will take into account whether waivers in free-trade agreements are leading to unfair trade by allowing foreign companies to undercut American companies in the global government procurement market.

“If it turns out America is a net loser because of those free-trade agreement waivers, which apply to almost 60 countries, these waivers may be promptly renegotiated or revoked,” the second official said.

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TenPenny
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Is he going to get Snap On to start making more tools in the US?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Is he going to get Snap On to start making more tools in the US?

If he pushes this BS, it could hurt the Canadian economy..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

If he pushes this BS, it could hurt the Canadian economy..

If he pushes this BS, it could hurt the World's economy.
 
EagleSmack
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B00Mer
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www.BuyCanadianHireCanadian.ca (external - login to view)

(somebody was quick)
 
Murphy
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Trump isn't the Cdn PM. He wants to support the US first. I would expect that the leaders of all countries would support their electorate in that way.
 
Twila
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Does that mean he'll stop his business's from purchasing cheap chinese goods?

or that the steel purchased for the manufacturing jobs won't be from russia?

should be interesting...
 
lone wolf
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I think the world can survive without the Union Made label
 
Murphy
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I'd like to see more MOABs built. You know the US won't be buying them from the Chinese.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by MurphyView Post

I'd like to see more MOABs built. You know the US won't be buying them from the Chinese.

Maybe, the Norks should be making them. It would be a great export item for them, like the ubiquitous Scud proved to be.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I think the world can survive without the Union Made label

Nothing can be built without unity.
 
Cliffy
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“buy American and hire American” ... but marry Slovenian.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I think the world can survive without the Union Made label

Maybe the world will. But you do realize the flight of businesses from the US was partly due to the lack of unions in the USA.
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

Maybe the world will. But you do realize the flight of businesses from the US was partly due to the lack of unions in the USA.

Today in Canada unions arent doing much better
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

If he pushes this BS, it could hurt the Canadian economy..

Obummer had the same deal. So did junior. Probably a bunch of presidents before him too.
Now if we had a couple of more pipelines to both coasts we could tell the US to use their own oil

Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

Maybe the world will. But you do realize the flight of businesses from the US was partly due to the lack of unions in the USA.

ROFLMFAO. Wherever did you come up with such a bizzare thought? Fact is manufacturing has been sent overseas because of the heavily unionized American factories.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Obummer had the same deal. So did junior. Probably a bunch of presidents before him too.
Now if we had a couple of more pipelines to both coasts we could tell the US to use their own oil

We can only dream, but we don't have leaders that seems to want to break down provincial barriers.

...and Fukking Quebec & Montreal.. well.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

ROFLMFAO. Wherever did you come up with such a bizzare thought? Fact is manufacturing has been sent overseas because of the heavily unionized American factories.

Actually, they were sent overseas because of unbridled capitalist greed and malevolence by the psychopaths who are the captains of industry. They don't care about people, just profits. And they are your heroes.

 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Actually, they were sent overseas because of unbridled capitalist greed and malevolence by the psychopaths who are the captains of industry. They don't care about people, just profits. And they are your heroes.

He has an advanced case of capitalism, a lobotomy rarely achieves any reesults in these cases ab the brain has already bean destioyed and still functions with just a few basic circuits surviving. It can wipe it's own ass for instance.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

We can only dream, but we don't have leaders that seems to want to break down provincial barriers.

...and Fukking Quebec & Montreal.. well.

Quebec AND Montreal?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Quebec AND Montreal?

Quebec and Montreal blocked Energy East pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Quebec and Montreal blocked Energy East pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick.

Money better spent on sustainable energy.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Money better spent on sustainable energy.

No it's not.. Canada needs to be 125% fulling self-sufficient. Energy East, wind mills, solar everything.

I still don't know why Saint John, NB have not installed Tidal power or tidal energy on the Saint John River, famous for the reversing falls (external - login to view).



Also I would love the Canadian Gov't give a tax credit to add solar shingles to your home.. save energy..

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...an-a-dumb-roof (external - login to view)

Could you imagine every house in Canada with a solar roof? Particularly if you live in Ontario?

Selling energy back to the grid..
 
Cliffy
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Why would you pipe tar sands oil all the way to the east coast? Use the money to build a refinery in Alberia then move the finished product. Most of the oil is being exported which doesn't help our oil self sufficiency at all.
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Today in Canada unions arent doing much better

True, because Canada copied the USA. Canadians have a tendency to copy failed American ideas.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Why would you pipe tar sands oil all the way to the east coast? Use the money to build a refinery in Alberia then move the finished product. Most of the oil is being exported which doesn't help our oil self sufficiency at all.

Because you are placing Saudi Oil which Irving Oil imports.. and they already have a billion dollar refinery built.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Actually, they were sent overseas because of unbridled capitalist greed and malevolence by the psychopaths who are the captains of industry. They don't care about people, just profits. And they are your heroes.

Well considering the fact that business's are in the business of making profit , it would be kind of foolish to expect them not to . And if they didn't make profit where would our tax base come from ?

Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Why would you pipe tar sands oil all the way to the east coast? Use the money to build a refinery in Alberia then move the finished product. Most of the oil is being exported which doesn't help our oil self sufficiency at all.

You can build a refinery in Alberta . You just need to find the land , get through all the regulatory hurdles and sign up your native friends and voila in 6 to 10 years you may get to start construction . Have at her .
Nah way easier to complain and tank the oil to the east coast with Saudi oil . No way we can use that dirty tar sands crap eh .
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Because you are placing Saudi Oil which Irving Oil imports.. and they already have a billion dollar refinery built.

How many billions to build a pipeline across Canada?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

How many billions to build a pipeline across Canada?

Who cares ? It will not be your money , aren't you going to use yours to build that refinery in Edmonchuck ?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

How many billions to build a pipeline across Canada?

Energy East is a private company building that at 15.7 Billion dollars source

The Alberta refinery is costing 8 billion.. source (external - login to view)

Not sure if the Canadian tax payer is on the hook for any subsidies or tax breaks for the companies.
 
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