The H1-B Visa’s purpose is to allow smart people with specialized skills to come to the USA. Unfortunately the program has been abused to allow people with ordinary, common skills to be brought into the country at market-skewing low wages.
The Trump administration announced today that computer programmers would not get automatic entry into H1-B program, possibly curbing those abuses.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy does not bar firms from hiring computer programmers under H1-B Visas. However it simply says that computer programmers are not, as a rule, a position exotic and specialized enough to gain automatic entry into the program.
The H1-B program is meant for unusual skills. It’s meant to bring in high-powered models like Melania Trump, along with expert scientists and engineers, into the country to use talents that are hard to find.
Read it all at RedState: Trump Administration Slams The Door On A Major H1-B Visa Use
99% of all H1b visas simply import people with mediocre skills which can already be easily found in abundance among the US worker pool, but who will work for a vastly reduced salary, and aren’t entitled to the benefits, employment protections or labor law of American workers.
The H1b program should be eliminated entirely.