Thousands of Americans Losing Their Jobs, But Being Forced to Train Foreign Workers to Replace Them

It’s bad enough losing one’s job, but thousands of Americans are now in the ignominious position of being fired and being forced to train foreigners to take their jobs.

At this point, this issue appears to be a non-political one, too, as both extremist, ignoramus Democrat Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R, AL) have banded together to investigate this claim that large US-based corporations are firing Americans and bringing in foreign workers under the HB-1 visa program so that they can pay them less.

The allegations have caught the attention of a bipartisan group of senators — including immigration hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Illinois’ Dick Durbin — who are calling for a federal probe. A letter sent by 10 senators urging an investigation specifically cited reports of the firing and hiring practices at Southern California Edison, California’s second-largest utility. The incidents are concentrated in the IT field, and involve American workers being replaced by H-1B visa holders.

“A number of U.S. employers, including some large, well-known, publicly-traded corporations, have reportedly laid off thousands of American workers and replaced them with H-1B visa holders,” the senators wrote.

In the letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, the senators urged the departments to “investigate the unacceptable replacement of American workers” to see whether laws were broken.

The H-1B program is supposed to be used to bring in, on a temporary basis, skilled workers with highly specialized skills not readily available in the U.S. They are often used in the technology sector to bring in engineers and computer programmers.

If this is happening just so corporations can pay less, it is the unkindest cut of all, isn’t it?

But even as the investigation into this is a bi-partisan effort, we have to understand that if corps. are doing this they are just following what the president has been doing by importing into the US millions of immigrants that we neither need nor want. These corps. are following the president’s example.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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