Setback for Indian IT firms as U.S. President signs 'Buy American, Hire American' order

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that calls for a review of the H-1B visa programme, saying they should replace non-American workers and must give Americans a chance. He also mentioned that among Americans, the most skilled and highest paid applicants must be given a chance. Trump signed the order targeting the programme which is popular with Indian technology professionals which sent hundreds of software engineers to the U.S. on H1-B visas. The original goal of the guest worker programme is bringing in highly-qualified foreign workers to do high-end jobs that have been subverted by companies bringing in entry-level workers to replace US workers and lower the wages.