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POTUS issues "Buy American and Hire American" EO 13788, calling for H-1B reform proposals

  1. Date Announced

    April 18, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order 13788 directs the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Homeland Security to suggest reforms as soon as possible to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries. [ID #471]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 18, 2017
  3. Biden Administration Action

    January 25, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order titled "Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America's Workers" that revoked EO 13788.

    Executive Order Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

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