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Trump Administration announces plan to crack down on worker visa abuse

The departments of State and Justice have agreed to share information about employers discriminating against American workers and misusing foreign worker visas. It is the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration abuses. "Employers that discriminate against qualified US workers by favoring foreign visa workers will be held accountable," said Acting Assistant Attorney General John M. Core of the DOJ civil rights division, announcing the sharing agreement on Wednesday. "Today's agreement reflects the Civil Rights Division's commitment to use all available tools, including collaboration with other federal agencies, to protect US workers from discrimination." Under the memorandum of understanding, the departments will give increased scrutiny to H-1B, H-2A and H-2B visas.

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