To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Stop H1B Visa holders taking American IT jobs

The USCIS.GOV website has this information 'U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields, such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers.'

Yet there are many Computer Programmers and other IT professionals that are qualified and from America who are out of work. Americans should be allowed these jobs before we bring in so many people from other countries. It is about corporate greed in many cases. Companies will no longer spend a dime on new training for new technology for seasoned workers when somebody else can be brought in for a few dollars cheaper. It is not the ethical thing to do. It's not what our parents and grandparents, sons and daughters fight in wars for. Hard working tax paying citizens should have some rights to local jobs.

Why is this important?

The high number if H1B visa holders in American companies, getting good IT jobs when qualified Americans want those jobs.

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Reasons for signing

  • America first. President Trump is right
  • It is a right thing to do at this time. A lot of foreign workers come here and dont contribute towards our economy and future like buying houses, owning businesses, employing people. All they do is send money back home. Citizens should be given 1st preference over local jobs and if you dont find the right talent then invest in them, train them and and employ them.
  • Labor doesn't get much cheaper than a post-doc on a stipend. I have seen more than my fair share of startup biotech's run out of university research departments using foreign post doc students to work for the biotech startup rather than the graduate studies they claim to be here for.

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