Anatomy of a U.S. Job Killer: The Optional Practical Training Program – US Techworkers

Another excellent article by Joe Guzzardi on how the OPT program steals just from American workers.

“Pinch me! I must be dreaming. After years of displacing U.S. tech workers, the Optional Practical Training program has finally appeared on Congress’ radar. OPT has gobbled up U.S. jobs at an alarming rate and is now larger than the notorious H-1B visa program, created as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, that grants 85,000 employment-based visas to foreign nationals each year even though there’s an abundance of skilled American workers available.

OPT has accounted for more than 200,000 foreign students remaining in the U.S. to work in each of the last few years.  Overall, between 2008 and 2016, OPT workers increased by 400 percent. It’s important to know that Congress never approved OPT; no public comment period was provided, and the program exists solely through regulation”.

There are even racist groups such as which make sure only Indians get OPT jobs.

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