Americans Replaced by Foreign H-1Bs: ‘There’s No Shortage’ of U.S. Workers

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John Binder
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6 May 2019
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Americans who have been laid off and forced to train their foreign H-1B visa replacements say there is “no shortage” of qualified U.S. workers for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs.

Center for Immigration Studies’ Matthew Sussis published a series of statements from Americans who have been replaced by foreign H-1B visa workers that were made during a conference call with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sara Blackwell’s Protect U.S. Workers.

Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa and are allowed to stay for up to six years. There are about 650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment. Americans are often laid off in the process and forced to train their foreign replacements, as highlighted by Breitbart News.

More than 85,000 Americans annually potentially lose their jobs to foreign labor through the H-1B visa program.

First and foremost, Americans replaced by foreign H-1B visa workers said that despite claims by the big business lobby and corporate interests, there is no labor shortage of highly skilled, qualified U.S. workers....

Multiple Americans on the conference call explained that their foreign replacements are more than often times not qualified for their jobs:

The notion that these H-1B visa holders are specialized is a complete sham. They come out of sham universities in Bangalore with no specializations whatsoever … I was told that I’d only get my severance if I agreed to train my replacement, who was far less qualified than I was, and if I promised not to sue. It’s an insult. [Emphasis added]…

Ninety-nine percent of people with H visas are totally underqualified. No skills. I worked with so many of them from Infosys. There are millions of Americans who could do this work. [Emphasis added]…

[The foreign H-1B visa workers’] work was such a mess that they had to hire me back to fix it after laying me off, only to then outsource me again. IT overhead was 2-3 percent when it was all Americans, and is 4-5 percent now. They’re not even saving money because the guestworkers make so many mistakes. [Emphasis added]...

CAIRCO Research

H-1B high-tech worker job displacement

Trump’s DHS Approves 30K H-2B Foreign Workers to Take Blue-Collar U.S. Jobs, Breitbart, May 5, 2019.

CAIRCO Note: I had to train my H-1B replacement. The company I worked for brought in an entire department of "TATAs" - cheap tech workers from India. - Fred Elbel, CAIRCO.