WATCH: Mike Pence “We are committed to ending the abuse of our worker visa program”

Monday, VP Mike Pence tweeted:

We are committed to ending the abuse of our worker visa program once and for all and with the executive order President @realDonaldTrump signed today, American workers were put FIRST. The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more!


Per Fox Business, President Trump on Monday signed an executive order banning federal agencies from firing American citizens or green card holders and hiring foreign workers to do their jobs.

The executive order was first reported on by Bloomberg. According to the outlet, the order would put federal contractors that use H-1B visas for high-skilled jobs under increased scrutiny.

“Today, I am signing an executive order to ensure that the Federal government lives by a very simple rule: hire American,” Trump said at the signing event.

Trump also said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority claiming it has betrayed American workers, telling reporters at the White House that he was formally removing the authority’s chair of the board and another member of the board and threatened to remove other board members if they keep hiring foreign labor.