Norm Matloff's H-1B and Offshoring Web Page

Professor Norm Matloff's H-1B and Offshoring Web Page


The H-1B work visa is a sham. Though the industry lobbyists portray it as a remedy for labor shortages and as a means of hiring "the best and the brightest" from around the world, the visa is used to access workers that cost less and are de facto indentured servants.

This is well-established fact, confirmed by two congressionally-commissioned reports, and a number of academic studies. Even former software industry entrepreneur CEO Vivek Wadhwa has confessed,

I know from my experience as a tech CEO that H-1Bs are cheaper than domestic hires. Technically, these workers are supposed to be paid a "prevailing wage," but this mechanism is riddled with loopholes.
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