Massive Abuse of Guest Worker System Uncovered

No wonder the workforce participation rate is the lowest since the dark days of Jimmy Carter, and no wonder Ted Cruz has called for a moratorium on H-1B visas. The abuse of the guest worker program is even more out of control than we knew:

[U]niversities and many allied name-brand companies have quietly imported an extra workforce of at least 100,000 lower-wage foreign professionals in place of higher-wage American graduates, above the supposed annual cap of 85,000 new H-1Bs. …

[T]he universities’ off-the-books H-1B hires include 21,754 professors, lecturers and instructors, 20,566 doctors, clinicians and therapists, 25,175 researchers, post-docs and biologists, plus 30,000 financial planners, p.r. experts, writers, editors, sports coaches, designers, accountants, economists, statisticians, lawyers, architects, computer experts and much else. The universities have zero legal obligation to recruit Americans for these jobs.

University hires don’t count against the H-1B cap. Private companies exploit the exemption by creating affiliates with universities.

The American professionals who are displaced from these prestigious university jobs don’t just go into the woods and die. They flood down into other sectors, such as advocacy and journalism, or step down to lower-tier colleges and companies, where the additional labor-supply drives down white-collar wages paid by other employers.

Or they end up working as baristas at Starbucks — assuming they can find work at all in a country that effectively discriminates against them for having been born in it.

[There are] roughly 1.2 million foreign, professional guest-workers holding jobs in the United States. That broader 1.25 million estimate is based on a population of 95,000 H-1Bs at universities, 550,000 H-1B professionals at for-profit companies, 110,000 OPT graduates, 350,000 L-visa holders, plus other professionals with fee-trade visas, O-1 visas or other H-1 visas.

That 1.25 million is more than the roughly 800,000 Americans who graduate each year with degrees in business, medicine, engineering, science, software and architecture. …

This huge white-collar guest-worker force is only part of the labor-market impact of foreign workers. In 2013, 2 million new foreign workers entered the country just as four million young Americans began looking for their first jobs.

Why have journalists not exposed this shocking and intolerable situation?

Because reporters “see themselves on the same side as [foreign] people in this subject, so they don’t have the motivation” to examine the economic impact on Americans, [director of the Center for Immigration Studies Mark] Krikorian said.

It’s a matter of social justice, you see.

Liberals will always side with “the other” against regular Americans, because treason is their most fundamental instinct — and virtually everyone in the establishment media is a liberal.

On a tip from R F. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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