President Barack Obama plans to take unilateral action to “make it easier” for global companies to send guest workers to the United States, he announced Monday.
The action could benefit “hundreds of thousands” of new guest workers, who would be competing with American workers for jobs.
“My administration is going to reform the L-1B visa category, which allows corporations to temporarily move workers from a foreign office to a U.S. office in a faster, simpler way,” he said in a speech Monday to a global investors summit at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Maryland. ”And this could benefit hundreds of thousands of nonimmigrant workers and their employers.”
Obama made the announcement moments after he boasted about working with Republicans on trade deals that would “put American workers first.”