US Tech Companies to Hire Americans?

As reported by the Associated Press today, US President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a directive at Snap-on in Kenosha, Wisconsin targeting the H-1B visa program. Critics state the program drives down wages by bringing in foreign workers who will work for less. According to the report, “technology companies say the H-1B program encourages students to stay in the US after getting degrees in high-tech specialties — [sic] and companies can’t always find enough American workers with the skills they need.”

It was not clear from the report how an influx of foreign workers may be viewed as beneficial or why the tech companies can not find enough American workers. The report went on to state that the order will direct US agencies to propose rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse in the program and offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to only the “most-skilled or highest-paid applicants”.

AP report found here.


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