Opponents of the tech industry’s beloved H-1B visas for skilled workers have long argued that outsourcing companies abuse the program, gobbling up the lion’s share of visas to provide cheaper foreign labor to U.S. companies.
Now they have new ammunition, thanks to an executive order from President Donald Trump.
The federal government has released data showing that while Apple, Google, Amazon and others pay H-1B workers relatively well, outsourcers haul in the vast majority of visas and pay the workers much less, according to a new report.
Revelations about U.S. workers having to train their outsourced replacements before being laid off, including at UC San Francisco, have added fuel to the fire.
Source: Silicon Beat