H1-B Program must be ended – Donald Trump

12 March 2016

GOP front runner Donald Trump said the H1-B Visa program that allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations for a period of time should be ended.

“I know the H1-B very well. We shouldn’t have it, it’s very, very bad for workers,” Mr. Trump said during the Republican debate at Miami University. He added as an employer, he’s used the program, but in reality it doesn’t benefit U.S. workers.

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“It’s unfair to our workers and we should end it,” Mr. Trump said, saying the program should be evaluated and ended if needed within one to two years after he takes office.

Republican Front Runner Donald Trump’s view is not that easy to execute. H1b visa applicants occupy most of the IT opportunities in US and are the driving force for most of the big IT Companies in US. And also US government has already kept minimum salary wages as per the location for the h1b visa applicants which need to be satisfied by their employers. American workers being replaced by h1b visa applicants is not true in a sense as most of them are IT professionals who are skilled in specific technology. Considering if Donald Trump wins presidential election and passes h1b end rule, more harm may happen to US as all the skilled jobs might go to offshore countries where there is a huge talent pool. US might loose considerable decrease in tax amount and the domestic sales in all the products in US as there are considerable number of H1B applicants and their families help the domestic sales of all the products in US. 

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