Trump's core agenda: "Buy American, hire American"

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [U.S.], Mar. 7 (ANI): Coming through on his promise of ensuring a steady flow of jobs in America by cutting down on outsourcing especially, U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that 45,000 construction and manufacturing jobs worth $20 billion have been generated in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Lauding Exxon Mobil, an American multinational oil and gas corporation, for its job-creating investment program, the President said that the principals at the core of his agenda centre on "buy American and hire American". Thank you to @exxonmobil for your $20 billion investment that is creating more than 45,000 manufacturing & construction jobs in the USA!Buy American & hire American are the principles at the core of my agenda, which is: JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Thank you @exxonmobil. Trump said in a series of tweet. In a video message the President said that Exxon Mobil is going invest 20 billion dollars in the gulf coast and the gulf coast region, adding that it will be 45,000 jobs and a 100,000 dollars average and that it was done to a large extend because of his policies and the policies of the new administration. Asserting that there is an "incredible spirit of optimism" sweeping across the nation right now, Trump stated that his government is successfully managing to bring back jobs. However, Trump's message went on to be criticized by few as mere advertisement for the company. Trump's core policy of keeping jobs in America is what resulted in the administration's decision to halt expedited processing of H-1B visas, which could abruptly disrupt the plans of thousands of immigrant workers in a range of businesses from technology to health care, immigration experts say. H-1B visas allow employers to bring in skilled foreign workers; about 85,000 will be given out this year. The visas are in high demand and given out by lottery. It can take six months or longer for an application to be reviewed. Trump has accused companies of abusing the H-1B program as a way to hire foreign workers who take jobs away from Americans, at lower salaries. (ANI)