Do highly qualified American workers not deserve the support of the Information Technology Industry Council, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers ?
There are millions of us out there.
We want to work too.
But these organisations will not give us the time of the day.
A group representing major Silicon Valley technology companies and global outsourcing firms has filed a court brief arguing that employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers — which the Trump administration has promised to revoke — leads to economic growth and creates about as many jobs as it takes away.
But a lawyer on the other side argues that the claimed benefits are irrelevant to the case at hand, and that the work permission lets employers keep foreign employees under their thumbs.
The Information Technology Industry Council, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, filed a brief supporting employment for H-4 visa holders in a legal case against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by former IT workers who claim they were replaced with foreign H-1B holders. The workers argue that Homeland Security lacks the legal authority to allow H-1B spouses to work.