Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Plan finally moving to overhaul H-1B visa program

Amid bitter partisan divisions over immigration, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have come together in support of a bill under close watch in Silicon Valley that would make it harder for certain companies to employ skilled foreign workers.

The plan, expected to go before Congress in the new year, is aimed at reforming the H-1B visa program, which critics say allows companies to bring in cheaper, skilled foreign labor at the expense of American technical workers.

“We created a reform that will minimize the abuses,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, author of the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act” that emerged from the bipartisan House Judiciary Committee.