Congressmen who are against increasing the H-1B program do not understand basic economics. Part 1
How does increasing H1-B visa Cap to 200,000 hurt the economy? The answer: It doesn’t. People who are against increasing the H-1B Visa program do not understand the world of outsourcing and the concept of indirect jobs. First off, the H-1B program requires that the employer pays the same wage or higher than what an American worker would be paid based on the Department of Labor wage evaluations. Next, with the 85,000 H-1B cap currently implemented, a majority of today’s US companies simply outsource the work to another country or set up another company in Europe or Asia or South America wherein they will be able to hire the foreign nationals which they initially wanted to work for their company in the United States. People who are against increasing the cap for The H-1B program are misguided, for they believe that limiting the number to 85,000 for the H1B program will force US companies to hire American citizens within the United States. This misguided belief may have been partially correct 30 years ago when there were no computers nor internet yet, but nowadays US companies are not restricted by National borders. Therefore, when employers are restricted by the US government from bringing in employees into the United States by the H-1B cap, all the potential tax revenues and indirect jobs that will be created by H-1B employees will also be lost.
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