Last week American Technology Consulting (ATC), an Iowa information technology staffing company, was caught posting a job ad that stated only H-1B visa holders should apply. The job was for a java developer and represents the growing trend of replacing American workers with cheap, foreign labor.

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, took a screenshot of the ad and tweeted it out. “It’s explicitly against the law… This isn’t some gray area. But it does tell you what this company is about,” he said.

John Miano, an employment law attorney and author of Sold Out said, "The fact is that this has been going on for a long time, but now it's largely been driven underground because of all the attention. The ads used to be a lot more common."

The Dept. of Justice and USCIS recently released a memo stating that it will take a stronger stance against companies who misuse the H-1B visa program to discriminate against Americans.

The company has since changed the ad and blames a third-party vendor for improperly using the H-1B language. The President of American Technology Consulting (ATC), Tara Jose, says that the company does not discriminate based on citizenship or national origin. However, there is a video on the company’s website that explains how an H-1B worker can transfer their visa from their current employer to ATC.

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Updated: Wed, Jun 28th 2017 @ 1:20pm EDT