Congress hears two views on H-1B visas

IEEE knows H-1Bs are looting America.

Gotta love this little piece of ill-logic from Bruce Morrison who designed the H-1B program decades ago:

“Giving American employers enough green cards to hire new Americans means more jobs forAmericans,” he said”.

The problem with green cards, of course, as opposed to H-1Bs is that it’s nearly impossible to get rid of them + deport them once here. Green cards are only 1 step away from permanent citizenship. H-1Bs are temporary and can be revoked or can expire in a short period.

We need a full investigation into Morrison + Lamar Smith, and other pols who are almost certainly taking cash from foreign lobbies such as Immigration Voice,, and USIN-PAC.

“The H-1B program has long been at the center of debate about immigration and outsourcing policies in the U.S.  The U.S. House of Representatives called the hearing to come to grips with the conflicts between high tech employers calling for more H-1B visas and groups such as IEEE-USA calling for tighter H-1B controls.”

“The H-1B program, as currently designed and administered, does more harm than good,” said Ronil Hira, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology. “To meet the needs of the U.S. economy and U.S. workers, the H-1B visa program needs immediate and substantial overhaul,” he said in prepared testimony.

“Loopholes in the program have made it too easy to bring in cheaper foreign workers, with ordinary skills, who directly substitute for, rather than complement, workers already in America,” Hira said. The flaws “provide an unfair competitive advantage to companies specializing in offshore outsourcing, speeding up the process of shipping high-wage, high-tech jobs overseas,” he added.

Hira called for more detailed management of H-1Bs including

  • Requiring employers to show qualified American workers are unavailable before hiring foreign workers
  • Monitoring H-1B wages to make sure they are at market levels
  • Limiting H-1B visas to three years with no renewals
  • Preventing companies from having more than 15 percent of their employees on H-1B visas”

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