US President Donald Trump highlights the removal of H1-B workers from an American public sector power conglomerate and restoring jobs to citizens as one of his accomplishments while officially accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term in office.
His acceptance on Thursday night came during a speech from the White House South Lawn on the last day of the ongoing Republican National Convention (RNC).
In his address, he mentioned the episode earlier this month while taking credit for bringing jobs back to the US and promising to redouble the efforts to build on it if re-elected.
“When I learned that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had laid off hundreds of American workers and forced them to train their lower-paid foreign replacements, I promptly removed the chairman of the board and now those talented American workers have been rehired and are back providing power” to several states, he said.
“They have their old jobs back and some are here with us this evening,” he said while introducing them to the audience of about 1,500 gathered at the White House.
As they received a standing ovation, he said “You went through a lot.”
Trump, who repeatedly specified China as he spoke of bringing jobs back, did not mention which country the H1-B workers came from.
But when Trump took the action earlier this month, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, Steven Cohen, who brought up the issue said that one of the companies bringing in the H1-B workers was Capgemini, which “has half of its workforce, or 100,000 workers, in India alone”.
The mention of the H1-B workers at TVA and the focus on bringing back jobs to the US show an extension of his current policies if re-elected. Read More……………..