'Buy American, Hire American' Roadblocks Trouble Employers

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 9:46 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump issued his "Buy American, Hire American" mandate one year ago with the intention of promoting American industry, but immigration lawyers say that it has instead created a series of stumbling blocks for businesses trying to expand their operations in the U.S.

The mandate, issued April 18 last year, outlines goals of reducing illegal immigration, detecting and preventing immigration fraud and increasing information-sharing among federal agencies in order to increase employment of U.S. workers and their wages. It encourages particular scrutiny of the H-1B skilled worker visa program, which the administration claims U.S. companies have abused by replacing American...

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