Halt all H-1B visa use until US unemployment drops under 5%

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Halt all H-1B visa use until US unemployment drops under 5%

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Gene Naftulyev started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

At a time when over 40,000,000 Americans are struggling to make ends meet without work or income, it is reprehensible to be providing high paying, high tech jobs in Silicon Valley and other companies to foreign laborers.

"We petition the President of the United States, with an executive order, to immediately halt H-1B job program and stop displacing well qualified American workers of all ethnicity, in order to provide jobs to foreign nationals."

As someone who has been in many Fortune 500 companies, and even participated in setting up H-1B visas for workers, I am well aware of everyone turning a blind eye to the abuse of that program. Although regulations call for an H-1B visa to be issued only if a position can not be filled by hiring an American employee, the reality is that most corporations uses H-1B as a way to get bulk labor imported into the US and pay them reduced wages. Often a win for Silicon Valley tech companies, and a loss for American workers of all stripes.

It's not just about Silicon Valley companies. Many well known American brands are laying off thousands of employees right now while leveraging their H-1B staff instead.

The abuse of the H-1B system is not our main point. Rather, maintaining that system through a time of greatest unemployment since the Great Depression is a perversion of labor law. 

As of Summer 2020, job losses during the pandemic have resulted in only 11 out of 20 Americans having a paycheck. For Black Americans, that number is now less than 1 in 2. We want politicians to help all American's get back on their feet by removing the abused H-1B loophole - at least until unemployment drops.

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