DOJ, State Dept. Join Forces to Probe Employment-Based Work Visa Abuse

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs during a visit to the world headquarters of Snap-On Inc, a tool manufacturer, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

October 12, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The DOJ and State Department join forces to investigate companies abusing work visa programs.

Officials agreed to share data on employers who hire foreign workers over American workers.

Employment-based visas include H-1B, H-2A and H-2B visas.

The State Department issues such visas upon request of the sponsoring U.S. employer to bring a foreign worker into the country.

Recently, the DOJ has brought several cases against companies denying employment to U.S. workers in favor of low-skilled and cheap labor.

This comes following an executive order signed by President Trump back in April aimed at reviewing visa program applications as a part of his “America First” agenda.

Discriminating against American workers is against the law, and the Justice Department is taking a closer look at companies who appear to be doing just that.