WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Immigration Studies, as a public service, has compiled the first comprehensive, all-time list of Department of Labor-debarred H-1B employers.
The H-1B program allows U.S. employers to hire nonimmigrant foreign workers in "specialty occupations". Most are used by technology companies seeking cheap labor.
The listed firms were punished for various violations by being prohibited from using the visa program for various periods. Some of them are still barred, while for others the debarment period, usually one or two years, has passed. Firms in 24 states are on the list.
"H-1B employers are, by definition, exploitative, using the immigration law to lower the salaries of all who work for them, citizens and aliens alike," stated David North, a Center fellow and author of this report. "The Center is providing an alphabetical listing of the worst fraction of 1% of that sorry lot."
View the article and list of employers at: http://cis.org/worst-of-the-worst-h-1b-employers
The government very rarely issues official lists of bad employers, but sometimes their behavior is so egregious the DoL places them on a debarred list and, for the worse employers, labels them "willful violators." The latter appear in bold on the CIS list.
Not all the employers listed are in the IT field; the Prince George's County, MD public school system qualified for the list by their extensive and controversial use of the H-1B program to hire foreign schoolteachers.
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.
Contact: Marguerite Telford
SOURCE Center for Immigration Studies