Why is the PEW Research Center putting fake news out there regarding the H-1B Program?

The employment of high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas centered in large East Coast metropolitan areas from fiscal years 2010 to 2016. These foreign workers also made up a significant part of the workforces in several Texas metro areas, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of previously unpublished metro-level government data of H-1B visa approvals obtained through a public records request.

The H-1B visa program is the nation’s largest temporary employment visa program. About 247,900 H-1B visa approvals – 29% of the nation’s total – went to employers in the New York City metro area from fiscal 2010 to 2016 (the most recent years for which data are available at the metropolitan level). The Dallas and Washington metro areas (74,000 and 64,800 approvals, respectively) had the next-highest totals, with Boston (38,300 approvals) also among the top metro areas by this measure. The data, obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, include details of those approved for an H-1B visa.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/29/h-1b-visa-approvals-by-us-metro-area/

Folks, your data may be correct if you are using the application city.

But that will not cut it for Displaced Americans as we want to know what states are putting us out of work.

You can click on the following link to view the data – Give it time to load – this is california

http://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/ViewMap?soc=%2715%27&wstate=%27CA%27

You can click on the following link to view the data – Give it time to load – this is texas

http://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/ViewMap?soc=%2715%27&wstate=%27TX%27

The following link is for the preliminary 2018 H-1B data

https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/PerformanceData/2018/H-1B_Selected_Statistics_FY2018_Q1.pdf

Pay attention to the top 10 states section

The following link is for the 2017 H-1B data

https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/PerformanceData/2017/H-1B_Selected_Statistics_FY2017.pdf

Pay attention to the top 10 states section

2016, and all previous years are similar.

Why is somebody like the PEW Research Center reducing their standards?

Do they have large donors that want to portray a different picture?

If so, I want to know.

You can reach me at vbiersch@gmail.com

 

 

1 comment for “Why is the PEW Research Center putting fake news out there regarding the H-1B Program?

  1. April 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    I agree that the Pew study has a serious problem. It states: “This analysis assumes H-1B visa approvals are for foreigners who will work at the employer location.” That’s a very bad assumption for consulting and outsourcing firms, the very firms that receive the most approvals. When one looks at the worksite cities, it appears that Silicon Valley gets the most approvals, just as one would expect. See the analysis at http://econdataus.com/pew_h1b.html .

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