Congress Reviews Visa Programs
In the boom times of the late 1990s, U.S. corporations turned to foreign workers to fill highly skilled jobs.In the boom times of the late 1990s, U.S. corporations turned to foreign workers to fill highly skilled jobs, particularly in technology. Now foreign workers are being blamed for displacing their home-grown counterparts. Last week, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., introduced a bill crafted to close loopholes in employment visa laws, which he said allow companies to hire foreign employees and outsource them to other companies.
"We must make sure that our immigration policies dont have a backlash effect on displacing American workers," Chambliss said. "[The bill] will end the practice of companies who are displacing American workers."