From: A Virginia Tech Worker [Email him]
I see that, despite some of the good things he's done, President Trump has not yet gotten around to dealing with the H1B visa issue as this article from Breitbart indicates:
Forgotten Americans on H-1B: 'This Is Complete Treason' by John Binder, Breitbart, June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Americans who have lost their jobs to outsourcing are willing to speak up, they remain fearfully hushed about the issue, making sure their names and former employers are not released.Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa and are allowed to stay for up to six years. 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 replaced and forced to train their foreign replacements.As Breitbart Texas spoke to a number of workers in front of the White House, a reoccurring factor was that Americans would only speak anonymously.
“I have to remain anonymous,” one told Breitbart Texas. “It’s in my severance package.”
He had to move from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. just to find a job after he had been outsourced by Infosys, India’s top consulting firm.“This is also a national security threat because foreigners are dominating an entire American industry, the worker said.“If the Indian worker can’t do their job, it’s your fault for training them wrong.”[More]
I'm a tech worker by trade and have seen this happening since Bill Clinton allowed the dot-com companies back in the late 1990's start this abhorrent practice. As time goes on and wage pressure increases, companies seem more and more willing to submit to this practice (or simply outsource overseas).