Do H-1B Visas Displace Americans? Offer Lower Pay?

May 3rd, 2013
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Econintersect:  The largest temporary Visa program in the U.S. is the H-1B program, which allows US businesses to temporarily employ high-skilled foreign workers in key specialty occupations.  Frequently heard are comments from opponents of the program claiming that H-1B holders are displacing Americans who would otherwise be employed.  Furthermore the claim is heard that H-1B visa holders present an unfair low wage competition to Americans.  These and many other "facts" you may have heard are actually just plain wrong, according to data collected by


Follow up:

The data that contradicts four major myths about H-1B visa is compiled below.

Click on graphic and then click again for much larger image.

with hat tip to Russell Huntley.


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