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H-1B Visas And Foreign Tech Workers In Charlotte (Rebroadcast)

American companies have used H-1B guest worker visas for decades to bring in foreign-born workers to fill skilled positions for which they couldn’t find American workers. But now, this practice is on the rise. In Charlotte it rose by 39 percent in a year. Critics say it’s a way for employers to find cheaper workers at the expense of American citizens. A closer look at the guest worker program and how it’s used here and around the country.

Originally aired June 22, 2016


Deon Roberts– Banking Reporter for The Charlotte Observer

Bill Chu – Professor, Software and Information Systems, UNC Charlotte

John Miano– Co-author (with Michelle Malkin), of Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best & Brightest Workers


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