Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, last week introduced the American Jobs First Act to overhaul the H-1B visa program, which Brooks says too often harms American workers.
H-1B visas are used to employ temporary foreign workers in specialty fields that require bachelor’s degrees or equivalent work experience.
“The Tennessee Valley Authority callously gut punched tech workers this summer when they tried to replace Americans with cheap foreign H-1B workers,” Brooks said. “Thanks to President Trump, TVA board member heads rolled and TVA reversed course. But, changes in the law are necessary to ensure American workers don’t face replacement by cheap foreign labor in the future.”
The H-1B visa program is supposed to give employers a route to recruit high-skilled talent they need if, and only if, they cannot find a qualified American worker, Brooks said.
“Due to abuses, the H-1B visa program has become a cheap foreign labor pipeline that major companies abuse to increase…