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Employers struggle to make H-1B visas work
NPR Marketplace - Sally Herships
, March 23, 2017

In mid March CBS's 60 Minutes presented a critical look at how issuing H-1B visas to hire tech workers from India led  currently employed tech workers to lose their good-paying jobs to these lower paid workers.  Is this the whole story?

The issuing of H-1B visas is limited to 85,000 persons annually (65,00 foreign nationals and 20,00 with masters or higher degrees from US universities). There are a lot of disagreements surrounding H-1Bs. Critics say jobs that should go to Americans are given away to cheap foreign labor. But New York entrepreneur Amol Sarva said creating jobs is hard to do when you can’t hire the workers you need and those needed workers are not available in the U.S.

This NPR Marketplace Program podcast provides a thoughtful discussion of the issues surround this special visa program used especially by high tech firms and universities. 

Many thanks to NPR for making this podcast available to the public.

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