08/13/2013- Why Employers Hire Foreign Workers. It's Not Because of a Labor ShortageWASHINGTON, DC (August 12, 2013) - The Center for Immigration Studies has published a new backgrounder, "Motivation for Hiring Alien Workers? Hint: It's Not a Labor Shortage", analyzing the reasons behind the employer push for a massive increase in temporary foreign worker admissions.
The new analysis finds that temporary alien workers are attractive to employers not only because of below-market wages but also because they are indentured by their terms of admission to the United States. Further, these workers are recruited from relatively docile, authority-fearing Third World populations and are thus can be easier to manage than Americans. Finally these programs allow the employer to avoid the nation's age discrimination laws and to hire a disproportionately young work force from overseas.