H-1B Free?

Those in favor of lifting limits on the US government H-1B visas, which allow workers from other countries to take jobs in the US, might want to read this alternate view.

Tech companies in particular say the program is essential to filling critical job openings requiring math and science acumen that too few Americans have. Critics fire back that the program turns the foreign citizens into indentured servants — they generally receive significantly lower pay relative to their American counterparts and no benefits, and have no opportunity to leave the sponsor company for another (better) job.

There’s also commentary from the author of the H-1B visa program, too, who says it has evolved into something far afield from what was originally envisioned.