H-1B Visas Undercut U.S. Wages

In a report for the Economic Policy Institute authors Daniel Costa and Ron Hira reveal how the companies use the H-1B visa program to hire foreign workers for lower wages than they would pay Americans. In the introduction and summary of their report the authors state:

“The H-1B visa is in desperate need of reform for a number of reasons . . .  but the fundamental flaw of the H-1B program is that it permits U.S. employers to legally underpay H-1B workers relative to U.S. workers in similar occupations in the same region. This report explains how this occurs by describing the H-1B prevailing wage rule and analyzing the available data on the wage levels that employers promise to pay their H-1B employees.”

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