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Ted Cruz wants to increase the H-1B immigration cap by 500%

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It’s going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Cruz, who announced his presidential bid this morning, once proposed an immediate increase in the base H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. Cruz offered the H-1B increase as an amendment in 2013 to the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill.

Cruz’s amendment was defeated by the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, which approved an 180,000 H-1B cap increase in the comprehensive immigration bill. The House never acted on this legislation.

Cruz’s H-1B amendment, however, proposed increasing H-1B fees from $1,500 to $2,500 for those with 25 employees or more. The money would be used to create block grants to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education.

During the Senate committee debate, Cruz said imposing restrictions on the visa was unnecessary, but said he would support restrictions if the Judiciary Committee – then debating the bill – would agree to his cap recommendation. Among the restrictions in the Senate bill was a provision aimed at large offshore outsourcing providers that limited their use of H-1B or L-1 visa workers to 50% of their workforce.

Cruz is part of large group of politicians who will not acknowledge the H-1B’s visas use in offshore outsourcing or the reality of U.S. workers who are forced to train their visa-holding replacements. In defending this H-1B increase, Cruz cited a study by the American Enterprise Institute, which argued that visa workers create jobs. This organization primarily represents the views of large companies and asset management firms.


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2 Responses to " Ted Cruz wants to increase the H-1B immigration cap by 500% "

  1. rh2 says:

    If this Alien became the second impostor to steal the Presidency, he would finish what Obama started: the destruction of the US. Make no mistake about it, Cruz is no more American than the current occupier of the White House! He is a Canadian/Cuban mix of envy and resentment towards the US, who wants the country to be just another multicultural Slagheap. Wide open borders for anybody and anything that isn’t White or Normal is what a President Cruz would be all about. Sound familiar?

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  2. skreamer says:

    This cunts obviously related to the bush/queen family. Theyll make him win!
    Your votes dont mean shit!
    Time to stop voting!
    It only encourages them!

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