Sessions: No obligation to “yield to the lust of big businesses”

Sen. Jeff Sessions was a key participant in a Senate hearing on the high-tech H1-b visa program which ships in thousands of low-cost foreign workers to fill jobs qualified Americans could do but are too expensive for Big Businesses.

Sen. Sessions makes a powerful statement on the plight of American STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) workers who are being undercut by the h1-b visa program.

Jay Palmer used to be a highly-paid U.S. worker at a company called Infosys.  Until he blew the whistle on the companies blatant misuse of the H1-b visa program.


He said he was also the future American worker in college with “no hope of the IT world because of cheap labor being brought in.” Palmer said the foreign guest-workers are “not skilled workers.” He said H-1b processing companies “bombard our system with H-1B applications and whoever gets them are sent over no matter their skill level.”

“Their skills were just not there,” he said. “That’s not specialized talent. That’s not the spirit of the H-1B program.”

Palmer called H-1B program “competitive firing” instead of “competitive hiring.”


Several academics also appeared at the hearing to dispel myths surrounding the H1-b visa program.

Howard University Public Policy Professor Ron Hira made those remarks after referencing the $60,000 wage floor for H-1B workers and saying that it was a myth that companies pay guest-workers prevailing wages and actively look first for Americans to fill jobs that are eventually given to H-1B guest-workers who are no better qualified or specialized than the American workers they are replacing.



Rutgers University Public Policy Professor Hal Salzman mentioned that the Senate’s “I-Squared” bill would allow 180,000 H-1b visas a year even though industry lobbyists said the tech industry needed 120,000. What that means, according to Salzman, is that it would proved the industry “enough guest-workers with 50% left in reserve,” which would allow the tech industry to essentially fill all new job openings with guest-workers with enough visas leftover to replace more American workers.

“In sum, current policies and the proposed changes in high skill guest-worker visas and immigration policies that increase the supply of guest-workers are likely to accelerate the already deteriorating labor force conditions and career prospects for STEM graduates and workers,” he testified.


As with amnesty and Open Borders, H1-b visa immigration is designed to drive down labor costs for Big Businesses at the expense of the American middle class.