Protecting American Workers

Aug 8, 2017

Under proposed legislation, multinational corporations would be unable to use the H-1B visa program from replacing American workers with foreign workers. Under the H-1B visa program, workers can come into the United States and stay for up to six years. Many American citizens have lost their jobs as companies find it cheaper to higher foreign workers. Under the legislation, employers would have to make a good faith effort to recruit and hire American workers. American workers could not be replaced with H-1B visa holders. Foreign workers would have to be paid comparable wages. H-1B workers could not be outsourced to other companies. H-1B visas would be based on skills and wages. The visas would no longer be allocated by lottery. The legislation has the support of Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate.