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Feds rob American college grads of 330,000 jobs

Article subtitle: 
Federal ‘OPT’ Program Rewards Companies For Hiring 330,000 Foreign College Grads in 2016
Article publisher: 
Breitbart
Article date: 
June 22, 2017
Article category: 
Immigration Impact
Medium
Article Body: 
The federal government quietly helped and rewarded companies and universities which hired roughly 330,000 cheap foreign graduates in 2016 instead of hiring American graduates, many of whom are deep in debt.
 
The little-known “Optional Practical Training” program has grown from 91,140 new foreign job-seekers in 2009 to 329,158 new job-seekers in 2016, according to data provided by the Department of Homeland Security. That is almost a four-fold increase in seven years — and the program is growing even larger in 2017.
 
There is no cap on the OPT program, which quietly and semi-automatically gives work permits lasting up to three years when requested by foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities and colleges...