Wednesday, June 10, 2015
If you just can't get enough of the Disney/H1B story, I feel you! But, rest assured, there is more to read.
Ronil Hira, the Howard University public policy professor whose Congressional testimony was cited by the NYT in their coverage, posted his thoughts about Disney on the Economic Policy Institute's Working Economics Blog. It's a great read. Hira writes:
We may not like it but in the contemporary U.S. business environment, ten out of ten corporate executives will choose to replace Americans with cheaper guestworkers—it would be a dereliction of their fiduciary duty to shareholders if they failed to take advantage of this.
Allissa Wickham over at Law360 has also covered the Disney brouhaha. Wickman cites several immigration attorneys who all say that most H1B employers play by the rules and aren't using the visa to replace American workers.