One of the most abused parts of the US immigration system is the H1-B program that allows US companies to hire foreign workers if there is a shortage of skills available in the US. This program has been systematically abused by companies looking to hire cheaper foreign labor.
Disney is a case in point: They hired Indian IT people to come and work in their offices in the US and laid off the American workers. The American workers were made to train their replacements. If you can train someone to do your job, then clearly there is not a skills shortage.
This abuse is set to end. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS) will begin a series of checks at US companies to ensure that they are only hiring foreign workers when there is an actual skills shortage and not just to cut costs at the expense of American families.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
UCIS will make random and unannounced visits to determine whether H-1B visa-dependent employers “are evading their obligation to make a good faith effort to recruit U.S. workers.”
“These site visits are not meant to target nonimmigrant employees for any kind of criminal or administrative action but rather to identify employers who are abusing the system,” UCIS said in statement. “The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing, and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged.”