Trump could move quickly to rein in skilled guest worker program
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President-elect Donald Trump has fired two shots at legal immigration within two weeks of his upset victory.
First came Trump’s pick for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a crusader against visa programs who helped write Trump’s campaign platform, and who pro-immigration advocates say could create a chilling climate for prospective newcomers. And on Monday, Trump said in a video message that he’ll immediately order the Department of Labor to “investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker,” seen by some as a step toward his proposals to cut legal immigration.
While Trump’s vows to crack down on illegal immigration and build a wall on the southern border drew the most attention during the campaign, the president-elect may be able to move more quickly on his promises to go after legal immigration programs pertaining to skilled guest workers.