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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Visa program is killing American jobs

The NY Times reports:
“The H-1Bs are actually pushing jobs offshore.” ...

Of the 20 companies that received the most H-1B visas in 2014, 13 were global outsourcing operations, ...

federal law requires global companies employing large numbers of H-1B workers to sign a declaration saying they will not displace Americans. But there is a loophole: An exemption in the fine print cancels that requirement if employers pay H-1B workers at least $60,000 a year — significantly less than an experienced technology worker’s salary in many parts of the United States.

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