Unfortunately, we lost because it’s legal.

“As we have said all along, these lawsuits were completely baseless,” a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement Wednesday.

Blackwell vowed to keep fighting for the issue by advocating and creating public awareness, she told reporters at the news conference.

Under President Donald Trump — whom Blackwell accused of not doing enough to help the Disney workers — immigration and the H-1B visa has generated a hot-button political debate.

A primary avenue for skilled immigrants to enter the United States, the H-1B visa is for specialty workers, and is heavily used in the tech industry. About 85,000 visas are issued annually in a lottery system. Some critics argue they are a way for companies to avoid hiring U.S. citizens. Trump himself has said H-1B recipients shouldn’t even be considered skilled.

An Associated Press investigation in 2017 found that some H-1B workers — particularly in jobs such as computer science — are often paid less than their American counterparts.

Blackwell also voiced frustration with politicians, including Trump, for not doing more to create change.

“We truly believed in him,” said Blackwell, a Republican Sarasota attorney who, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, was considering running for a state House seat in 2016 and spoke about the Disney fight at Trump rallies during his campaign. “What has Trump done? Nothing.”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disney-lawsuit-workers-20180508-story.html

 

2 comments for “Unfortunately, we lost because it’s legal.

  1. Nutella
    May 11, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    They’re not skilled. WE’RE TRAINING THEM!

    ANd that also means they entered the US on fraudulent visas now didn’t they since if they’re not skilled as claimed then they can’t legally enter in a skilled visa!

    The whole thing is a pack of lies.

  2. Nutella
    May 11, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    They’re not skilled. WE’RE TRAINING THEM!

    ANd that also means they entered the US on fraudulent visas now didn’t they since if they’re not skilled as claimed then they can’t legally enter in a skilled visa!

    The whole thing is a pack of lies.

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