Patrick Thibodeau: Trump’s H-1B work visa plan cuts employers’ costs, not criticism

“White House rule changes not enough, critics say

But the administration’s changes will have little impact on how the H-1B program operates. That was the warning issued by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, an AFL-CIO group, in a response last month to the White House’s proposed H-1B work visa rules. A real solution to the problem requires promoting green cards [permanent residency] rather than H-1Bs.

“The design flaws in the H-1B program have shifted bargaining power in favor of employers and to the disadvantage of both U.S. workers and H-1B beneficiaries, by suppressing wages and reducing job security,” wrote Paul Shearon, president of the engineering group”.

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