DHS Report: H-1B visa holders are paid far below-average wages


IT Firms Outsourcing Jobs Pay Below-Average Wages, DHS Data Show

Information technology (IT) firms that outsource American jobs to foreign workers through the H-1B visa continue to pay below-average wages, new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data show.

Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often fired and forced to their foreign replacement.

Outsourcing firms like IBM, Cognizant, Infosys and Tata Consulting Services were some of the top importers of foreign guest workers through the H-1B visa, despite thousands of American students graduating in IT every year and Americans looking to fill those coveted tech jobs.

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