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GAO Report: H-1B Program Falling Short

In a report released last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded that the H-1B guest worker program – which proponents claim is for “high-skilled” workers – may not be serving its purpose and, in fact, “may be detrimental in some cases.” (H-1B Visa Program: Reforms are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program, GAO-11-26, January 2011) The GAO called on Congress to reform the current H-1B Visa program to help protect American workers and close loopholes. Download GOA News Release and full report in PDF format.
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