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US Techworkers: Same Old Story, 85,000 H-1B Visas Will Displace American Workers from Their Good Jobs

Great article by Joe Guzzardi over at US Techworkers

“The race for cheap tech labor is over, at least for fiscal year 2020. On April 10, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that a computer-generated, random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated 65,000 cap had been completed. USCIS also received enough requests to satisfy the temporary, nonimmigrant 20,000 advanced degree cap designated for foreign-born students who have earned advanced degrees from U.S. universities.

But a new study, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,” found that, counter to distortions from the Silicon Valley lobby, the U.S. is not behind South Asian countries in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. In fact, we are blessed with a wealth of qualified American graduates ready to work“.