Trump may bring jobs back to the US, but robots will get them While America’s political future is steeped in uncertainty, there is no questioning what the US political establishment wants to do with the controversial H-1B visa for highly-skilled workers. Three legislative bills and a soon-to-be-expected executive order may look like overkill but growing momentum against the H-1B gives the impression, at first glance, that the visa program in its present form is living on borrowed time. Especially noticeable about these efforts is the fact that they transcend party lines. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa from California kicked things off earlier this year in the first week of January by introducing the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act (HR 170) bill, which aimed to constrict but not entirely eliminate an 18-year-old loophole in legislation that allowed US workers to be displaced by a visa-holding employee who has a master’s degree or is paid at least $60,000. Issa’s bill bumps the salary threshold to $100,000 a year but eliminates the master’s degree exemption altogether, thereby somewhat disappointing those who were looking for more rigorous protection mechanisms for American tech workers. A few weeks later, Republican Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Democrat Richard… Read full this story
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