The Immigration Policy: Ineffectiveness of the H1-B Visa Within US immigration policy, rules and guidelines governing H-1B Visas have proven ineffective in protecting the rights of U.S. born workers in professional fields like science and engineering. Accordingly, the following report provides a two-part discussion of the H-1B Visa problem. Part 1 presents a detailed analysis of H-1B Visa policy in terms of the ethical, ideological, practical, and other relevant problems. Part 2 discusses the changes needed to remedy these problems. Part 1 The H-1B Visa category was established by the Immigration Act of 1990 and it is designed to allow U.S. employers to employ foreign workers on a temporary basis in specialty occupations - most often...The end:
.....problem for all American citizens. But by reducing the H-1B cap to 20,000 and imposing a $10,000 user fee on employers, U.S. citizens can enjoy the protections they deserve. Works Cited Breiterman, Charles. History of H-1B Legislation Shows More Than Employer Abuses. 28 Oct. 2008. numbersusa.com. 3 Jan 2012 <http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/cbreiter2/october-16-2009/history-h-1b-legislation-shows-more-employer-abuses.html Matthews, Christine. Foreign Science and Engineering Presence in U.S. Institutions and the Labor Force - Library of Congress Congressional Research Service. DIANE Publishing, n.d. Sherrill, Andrew. H-1B Visa Program: Reforms are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program. DIANE Publishing, 2011.