Norm Matloff, who is a go-to guy on the question of H-1B abuse, is pleased with Trump's latest policy change on that issue. Matloff dislikes Trump intensely--but he despises the H-1B abusers such as Intel, Google, Facebook (et. al.) even more.
...yesterday, the administration announced a new policy, one that in my view is the first genuine reform of the visa in its 30-year history. The H-1B statute (as well as the one for employer-sponsored green cards), imposes wage floors on employers who hire the visa workers. The new policy substantially raises these prevailing wage levels....
There follows a somewhat complicated explanation of what happened. Suffice it to say that the new policy WILL make a difference.
It's also useful to understand that H-1B abuse is really age discrimination enabled by Government. Going forward, turning 35 with an IT job is no longer a death knell.
More remains to be done, but Trump took a BIG first step. American citizens who are in STEM fields should be grateful.