CIS Exposes Bogus Tech Worker Shortage

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has published a paper recounting¬† the stories of eleven Americans who lost their jobs to foreign workers who came to the U.S. on temporary visa programs. This is at a time when companies claim they can’t find enough Americans to fill job openings.

The author of the paper, Matthew Sussis, notes that “Big corporations and their lobbyists will often claim that there is a ‘shortage’ of American STEM workers that necessitates an ever-growing number of ‘high-skill’ visas, such as H-1B, L-1, and H4 EAD. This is absolutely false.

“In fact, only about a third of natives with college degrees in STEM fields actually hold STEM jobs, meaning there are millions of Americans who could be recruited prior to turning to foreigners. Foreign-educated immigrants are also less-skilled than U.S. degree holders when it comes to tests on numeracy, literacy, and computer operations. Foreign-educated immigrants with a college or advanced degree perform at about the level of Americans with only a high school diploma, according to test scores.”



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