Backlash stirs in us against foreign worker visas


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bigstory.ap.org/article/backlash-stirs-us-against-foreign-worker-visas


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From the cited article:

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson’s Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company.

The dream didn’t last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later after she trained her replacement, a newly arrived worker from India. Now she has joined a federal lawsuit alleging the global staffing firm that ran Harley-Davidson’s tech support discriminated against American workers — in part by replacing them with temporary workers from South Asia.

The firm, India-based Infosys Ltd., denies wrongdoing and contends, as many companies do, that it has faced a shortage of talent and specialized skill sets in the U.S. Like other firms, Infosys wants Congress to allow even more of these temporary workers.

From Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution:

The Congress shall have power to

(snip)

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization

This kind of garbage ticks me off. The H1B program is something that both the Democrats and Republicans are both guilty of pushing. The reason I quoted from the Constitution is that** this** is one place where government action is entirely appropriate.

As is shown here, pushing this drives wages down and reduces our national capacity. I’ve seen this a lot with IT; I’ve also seen it a lot with construction; if the “Uniparty” had its way, I’d say we would see this with all industries.


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