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 Visual.ly.

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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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