The National Foundation for American Policy has just released a white paper which concludes that adding H-1B workers actually adds US jobs.  While at first blush this seems surprising, it really isn’t in a modern service based economy.  Networking effects have recently been proven to add productivity at a greater rate than individual components acting alone.  The quintessential example of this is the internet. The NFAP paper used statistical regression analysis to come to its conclusion.  The analysis shows that, on average, for every H-1B position requested, U.S. technology companies increase their employment by 5 workers.  The gain is even greater for smaller companies.