US tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans
April 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a stern warning to U.S. companies as they began applying for coveted skilled-worker visas Monday, cautioning that it would investigate and prosecute employers that overlook qualified American workers for the jobs.
The message came on the opening day of applications for American employers seeking visas known as H-1B, which are used mostly by technology companies to bring in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries.
"U.S. workers should not be placed in a disfavored status, and the department is wholeheartedly committed...