A reminder of the reality of H-1B visas. / by Torgrim Landsverk

Contrary to some reports, the H-1B visa program does not punish U.S. workers or unfairly benefit foreign workers.  My clients include companies with employees holding H-1B visas alongside a far-majority of those companies’ workforces who are U.S. citizens.  U.S. companies using the H-1B visa program properly do so by hiring highly educated, highly skilled, and very well-paid H-1B employees who fill very specific needs for the companies and their customers.  

As explained in this letter to the editor in the Washington Post, we should not punish innovative and successful U.S. companies who are committed to following our immigration laws simply because an extremely small number of businesses use the H-1B program improperly. 

Read the full Washington Post article "The H-1B visa program is not 'much abused'" here.  

Timothy R. Bakken