Congress greatly expanded the program under which skilled foreign workers may be employed in the U.S. in response to heavy pressure from industry, which claimed a desperate software labor shortage. After presenting an overview of the H-1B program, the Article will show these shortage claims are not supported by the data, then how the industry’s motivation for hiring H-1Bs is primarily a desire for cheap, compliant labor. The Article then discusses the adverse impacts of the H-1B program on various segments of the American computer-related labor force, and presents proposals for reform.
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