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Trump Moves to Realign Visa Allotments Key to Tech Outsourcing

April 18, 2017, 9:37 PM

President Donald Trump took aim at information-technology outsourcing companies April 18 as he ordered a review of H-1B visa programs to favor more skilled and highly paid applicants.

Trump blasted “widespread abuse” of the visas for skilled foreign workers before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to find ways of reorienting the program.

“Right now, H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery and that’s wrong,” said Trump, who traveled to a tool factory in Kenosha, Wis., to sign the order. “Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest paid” and should “never, ever be...

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