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Study: H-1B Visa Program Has Pushed Incomes Up in US, India (CIO Dive)

August 9, 2017

From the article:

Though widely criticized, the H-1B program has shown economic benefit for both India and the U.S., according to a new study from Gaurav Khanna of the Center for Global Development and Nicolas Morales at the University of Michigan, reports Bloomberg. Combined incomes for the U.S. and India rose by about $17.3 billion in 2010. Total IT output also increased...

It all comes down to whether the H-1B program is being used as a way to access cheap overseas labor, or to access specialty skills that are hard to find in the U.S. 

Under Trump’s order, the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Labor and Justice have until November to review H-1B policy and recommend changes.

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