Series 18 | Part 1: Changes to H1B Visa Program

If you’re a foreigner and you want to come to America on a work visa, a popular method is to get an H1B visa. However, Donald Trump has seen that some companies are abusing this program and decided to punish everyone because, well, if you say the Immigration Ban, he’s into that sorta thing. Punishing everyone because, frankly, he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

That said, there are companies that are frequently bringing people into the United States via the H1B work visa program whose sole job description is to create transitions of U.S. jobs to other countries. In other words, they spend all day figuring out ways to outsource jobs back to the country they came from. To be more clear, they come here through our program that allows them to come here and then they take our jobs away. So, these outsourcing companies are clearly not good. Some are Tata Consulting, Cognizant, and Infosys. Infosys is wonderful. I was shocked to find out they are behaving in this manner. However, it does need to stop. The picking away at America until it is weak enough to be controlled is so abusive when what we do to other countries might be considered control but our sole purpose is to encourage those countries to give all that control to everyone in the country.

Trump has an initiative called “Buy American — Hire American.” You can imagine what it means. Pretty clear. This was an executive order written to direct his administration to figure out ways to fix the problem, and there are many solutions that think tanks, congresspeople, and others have proposed.

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