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H-1B Visas Take Jobs from American Workers
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Guest: Ron Hira, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Howard University, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute In just four days last week, the US program that issues temporary visas to high-skilled workers reached its annual limit. For several years now, it’s been common for the program to hit its cap in less than a week, but this year applicants for what’s known as “H-1B visas” flooded into the system with extra urgency because the Trump Administration has begun cracking down on the program in an effort to make sure the foreign workers getting the visas aren’t taking the jobs of equally-qualified Americans.