Thursday, April 6, 2017

Reason #5503 That Trump Was Elected

The Justice Department warned employers Monday not to discriminate against U.S. workers by over-hiring foreign workers under the H-1B visa program.

Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division Tom Wheeler said in a release that the Justice Department will "not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against U.S. workers."

"U.S. workers should not be placed in a disfavored status, and the department is wholeheartedly committed to investigating and vigorously prosecuting these claims," he said.
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President Trump slammed H-1B visas early in his campaign, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long targeted the program.

"It's simply wrong to think that we're in a totally open world and that any American with a job can be replaced if somebody in the world is willing to take a job for less pay," Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing.
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The problem is not the existence of the H1B visa program, which allows US companies to import educated workers to fill insufficient worker rolls in the US. However, a loophole allows some firms to fire US workers and hire foreigners, and even force the US workers to train their foreign replacements if they want their final benefits.

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