Silicon Valley’s Outsourcing Addiction
Tech companies use H-1B visas to exploit immigrant labor, but proposed changes could make it fairer for everyone.
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Donald Trump’s targeting of immigrants as the cause of many of the country’s problems has led to reprehensible policies like the proposed Mexican wall and the twice-defeated Muslim ban. However, there’s one policy area for which Trump, if not for his persistent xenophobia, might have actually had some merit: changes to the H-1B visa program.
Silicon Valley would be particularly impacted by any changes to the program, because tech workers received nearly two-thirds of H-1B visas in 2014,