The visas bring nearly 100,000 “highly skilled” contract workers, mostly in tech and mostly from India, to the United States every year. Most stay for multiple years, and some eventually get green cards. According to federal guidelines, H-1Bs are intended to fill positions for which American workers with the requisite skills can’t be found.
Trump has described H-1Bs as a “cheap labor program” subject to “widespread, rampant” abuse.
Sessions co-sponsored legislation last year with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to effectively gut the program; Issa, a congressman with Trump’s ear, released a statement Wednesday saying he was reintroducing similar legislation called the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act.
Sessions probably will give at least a glimpse of his plans regarding the program at his confirmation hearing Tuesday.What a bunch of economic ignoramuses. There is just no other way to describe this kind of anti-trade, anti-employment movement.