H-1B Workers: Highly Skilled, Highly Needed
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Sherk
Keywords: Labor; visas; american workers; mathematics
Coverage: United States
H-1B visas enable businesses to temporarily hire highly skilled immigrants to fill vital positions. Immigration opponents argue that workers on H-1B visas are not especially talented, but have average skill levels. These arguments are based upon a misleading metric of talent. The education and wage levels of H-1B recipients demonstrate that they are much needed, highly skilled workers. Congress should raise the cap on H-1B visas.