Big Tech executives say the United States’ success “depends” on corporations’ ability to import foreign workers, specifically those on the H-1B visa, to take white-collar American jobs.
In interviews with Axios, spokespersons for Google and Facebook — the billion-dollar tech conglomerates — said the U.S. must allow corporations to import foreign H-1B visa workers even as nearly 30 million Americans are jobless or underemployed.
“America’s continued success depends on companies having access to the best talent from around the world. Particularly now, we need that talent to help contribute to America’s economic recovery,” Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda told Axios. [Emphasis added]
“Highly skilled visa holders play a critical role in driving innovation — at Facebook and at organizations across the country — and that’s something we should encourage, not restrict,” a Facebook spokesperson told Axios. [Emphasis added]
The statements come as President Donald Trump’s administration has