Senator Cornyn defends the use of H-1b visas by the IT Consulting industry

By |2011-06-24T18:26:03+00:00June 24th, 2011|Categories: US Immigration Policy, Visas - H-1b, L-1, E, O, TN|Tags: , , , , , |

TechServe Alliance announced that Senator Cornyn (R-Texas) has written a letter to USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Director to consider the implications of the Neufeld memo and its impact on the IT Staffing and Consulting industry.  The Senator urged the Director to meet with industry officials  to fully understand the impact of this policy. There is evidence that the Neufeld policy has led to a greater outsourcing of IT jobs overseas, severely limited the creation and growth of small and medium sized IT businesses which, have long been acknowledged as critical in ecomoic growth and curtailed US domestic hiring. It is hoped that those were unintended consequences and that the Director will take a personal interest in this critical issue.