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The H-1B visa program paves the way for the majority of highly-skilled workers from other countries to work in the U.S. The visas are doled out through a lottery system, and there are usually about three times as many applicants as there are visas. Trump himself has used H-1B visas but called it "very, very bad for workers". During the campaign Trump defended his use of foreign workers, saying it's hard to find Americans willing to accept seasonal employment.

The president signed the executive order, called "Buy American, Hire American", during his visit to Kenosha, Wisc., Tuesday.

"With this action we are sending a powerful signal to the world", Mr Trump told those gathered.

Mr. Trump signed an order Tuesday directing the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse.

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The order specifically asks the secretary to review waivers of these rules in free-trade agreements.

Administration officials said that the order seeks to strengthen requirements that US-made products be used in certain federal construction projects, as well as in various federal transportation grant-funded projects.

These issues need to be addressed, Trump said. He made similar remarks about "Hire American" in February during a visit to a Boeing plant in SC.

Trump's order is also reportedly created to help strengthen requirements that American-made products be used in certain grant-funded federal transportation and construction projects. "This will stop", Trump was quoted as saying after he signed the executive order. It will also allow the government to factor in subsidization of goods and services by foreign governments when determining the lowest bidder, a move which might allow American companies to be more competitive in the massive federal procurement market. "We'd actually support an evaluation and a review and reform of that", said Michael Schutzler of Washington Technology Industry Association, a trade group that represents 9,000 tech companies across the state.

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"We are finally standing up for our workers and for our companies. We are going to make big changes or get rid of NAFTA once and for all", Trump said.

"We believe that jobs must be offered to American workers first - does that make sense?" The president called the order "bold new steps" toward making good on his campaign promises to generate more jobs for out-of-work Americans.

"We are going to spend again on NASA, the space program", he said, echoing a desire to re-dominate the space race. "It's going to be very exciting".

Perhaps the executive order is a means of satisfying parts of Trump's voter base that has grown frustrated with his inability to follow through on promises like health care reform as well as shifts in attitude and administration throughout the first few months of his presidency. Some Trump sport coats are made in India. "I never thought a day like this would ever come in my life". We've talked to several tech startups that have had difficulty hiring the uniquely highly skilled workers that are integral to their startups' success (and are often trained at IL universities).

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