Rep. Darrell Issa Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Thwart H-1B Abuse

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Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., July 20 announced new, bipartisan legislation to stop the outsourcing of American jobs by companies abusing the H-1B visa program.

The “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act" bill, H.R. 5801, led by Issa, was introduced with support from the entire San Diego congressional delegation, industry stakeholders and immigration policy leaders, including Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, according to a statement released by Issa's office.

“First and foremost, this bill is about protecting American jobs," Issa said in a statement. "The high-skilled visa program is critical to ensuring American companies can attract and retain the world’s best talent. Unfortunately, in recent years, this important program has become abused and exploited as a loophole for companies to replace American workers with cheaper labor from overseas."

The congressman added that the bill will help fix "one of the many problems" of the immigration system.

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