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Why Tax Breaks Won’t Stop High-Tech, H-1B Human Trafficking

The question “If the tax reform bill goes through, do you plan to increase your company’s capital investment?” was posed to a sizable group of corporate chieftains at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, in the presence of White House economic adviser Gary Cohn. A pitiful show of hands failed to wipe the smirk off Mr. Cohn’s face. But at least the knaves were candid. Tax cuts for American big businesses are unlikely to move corporations to deploy that capital to raise the wages of the little guy, the worker. The repatriation deal planned for fat-cat multinationals is particularly sweet. But… Keep Reading


Buy American, Hire American

His original intent was to eliminate the H-1B visa program. However, upon meeting with corporate executives during his campaign, President Trump changed course, deciding the H-1B visa program didn’t need to be eliminated but reformed. Trump signed an executive order entitled “Buy American – Hire American”, designed to make it harder for U.S. companies to hire foreign help. It calls for four government agencies to suggest reforms to the H-1B visa program as soon as possible. Although the order doesn’t eliminate the H-1B visa program, its purpose is to ensure high-quality workers are being hired for “specialty positions” and not… Keep Reading

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