Top 10 US H-1B visa companies outsource jobs overseas, says report, fuels immigration reforms row
"The failure of Congress and the Obama Administration to close loopholes in the H-1B programme is reducing job opportunities for American high-tech workers and undermining their wages," Hira said.
"If that bill were to be passed we'd see a major hemorrhaging of American jobs and it would discourage American kids from studying high-tech fields," Hira was quoted as saying by Computerworld.
The Top 10 H-1B users received 40,170 H-1B visas in fiscal 2012 and applied for just 1,167 employment-based (EB) green cards. This is an immigration yield of 2.9 percent, IEEE-US said, adding that it supports additional EB green cards for skilled immigrants.
These visas allow immigrants to start their own companies and create US wealth and jobs.
"Any plan to increase skilled immigration should be based on green cards," Apter said.
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