Trump Moves to Limit Foreign Workers in Federal Agencies
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to prioritise hiring American residents (as well as green card holders) over foreign workers. The order also requires federal agencies to complete an internal audit to ensure they don’t appoint foreign technical workers to competitive service, replacing American citizens.
The order to ban workers on H-1B visas from occupying jobs in federal agencies comes after the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced plans to outsource around 20 percent of its technology jobs to foreign-based companies.
As a result, Trump said he was removing two appointees of the TVA’s board of directors, including Chairman James Thompson, and threatened to remove TVA CEO Jeff Lyash from office.
US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Tuesday formally removing tariffs on raw aluminum imports from Canada but threatening to reinstate them if there was a surge in imports of the metal across the northern US border.
The final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 presidential election has kicked off in the United States as surging coronavirus death toll and new virus outbreak in the White House raise new questions about President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 response.
Iran's Foreign Ministry has denounced a US-brokered agreement between Israel and Sudan to begin normalizing relations as a “ransom” paid by Khartoum in return for Washington taking it off a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.