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How Outsourcing Companies Are Gaming the Visa System
Our children are always told that they should prepare for high-tech employment. Little do they know that this backdoor route for companies to acquire skilled labor stands to lower their wages once employed in these firms. How convenient for these companies that game the visa system.
According to research by Howard University Ronil Hira, out of 85,000 visas available annually, only 20 companies received more
than 32,000 these.
"Global outsourcing companies have dominated the
program, winning tens of thousands of visas and squeezing out many
American companies, including smaller start-ups. "
Since many H-1B
workers earn salaries below the market rate—below what skilled, American
workers tend to earn—these companies are intentionally undercutting
American workers for these same skilled jobs.
The policy solution is for H-1B visa process needs to be more closely regulated so that 20 companies do not have an undue influence on the overall process.
By HAEYOUN PARK
H-1B visas are designed to bring foreign professionals with college degrees and specialized skills to fill jobs when qualified Americans cannot be found. But in recent years, global outsourcing companies have dominated the program, winning tens of thousands of visas and squeezing out many American companies, including smaller start-ups. Related Article
13 outsourcing companies took nearly one-third of all H-1B visas in 2014.