VOTE ALERT: Barring Outsourcers From Abusing Visas to Undercut Wages



U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), my old boss, has an important bipartisan amendment coming to the floor of the Senate very soon. As reported by Computerworld Magazine, the legislation "would prohibit companies that have announced mass layoffs from receiving any new [H-1B] visas unless they could prove that overall employment would not be reduced by these layoffs." During a recent trip to Redmond, Washington, I wrote a San Francisco Chronicle column about my meetings with tech and IT workers worried about companies abusing the H-1B visa program in order to undercut domestic wages. It looks like populist Senators have heard their concerns and are fighting back on their behalf.

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