Grassley: High-Skilled American Workers Struggling to Find JobsFor Immediate Release
February 7, 2012
WASHINGTON Senator Chuck Grassley said today that he is concerned that President Obama doesnt understand the difficulty that many high-skilled American workers are facing as they look for employment.
In a letter to the President, Grassley notes that the President seemed surprised about the employment struggles of high-skilled Americans when he learned during an online conversation with Jennifer Wedel whose husband, a semiconductor engineer, had been out of work for three years.
Grassley said the administrations recent policy changes affecting foreign students and spouses of H-1B visa holders puts American workers at a disadvantage. Instead, Grassley said that President Obama should support his H-1B reform legislation that will help ensure high-skilled Americans are given the first opportunity to compete for jobs.
Grassleys H-1B visa reform legislation would help to root out fraud and abuse in the program. The legislation makes reforms