New White House Executive Order – “Buy American and Hire American”

The new Executive Order, signed on April 19, 2017, has no immediate effect on the current H-1 system in general, nor Fermilab specifically.

The order instructs various agencies to propose new rules and issue guidance “as soon as practicable and consistent with applicable law” to “protect the interests of U.S. workers.” The implementation of any new rules will require congressional approval.

Visa Office will continue to monitor the situation. Please contact us with any questions.

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