Reforming The H-2B Non-Immigrant Visa Program[THIS TESTIMONY WAS GIVEN BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, REFUGEES, BORDER SECURITY, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW ON APRIL 16, 2008.]
EPI urges Congress: Cut or Eliminate H-2B Visas!
As the country drifts into recession and U.S. workers face rising unemployment, Congress is fiddling with the idea of expanding a controversial visa program that enables employers to recruit tens of thousands of foreign workers for jobs they claim they can't fill with U.S. workers. In testimony before Congress, EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey makes the case that, rather than expand H-2B visas, we should scale these much-abused visas back significantly or eliminate them altogether. Read the full testimony below: