Losing Jobs to Foreign Workers

Former Florida Disney employee Leo Ferrero, testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest subcommittee, details how, not long after receiving a glowing performance review from his employer, he learned he was losing his job to a foreign worker on an H-1B visa who he would be required to train. While there is a bipartisan effort in Congress to end H-1B visa abuse, there are also efforts to dramatically expand the H-1B program without providing real protections for American workers. For example, the 2013 Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ bill would have more than doubled annual issuances of H-1B visas. The Senate ‘I-Squared’ bill goes even further, more than tripling annual issuances of H-1Bs. Both bills fail to include meaningful worker protections.

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