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End H-1B visa program's abuse

End H-1B visa program's abuse

Information technology workers at Southern California Edison have found themselves in the unhappy position of training their own replacements, thanks to a plan by the utility to outsource their jobs to two India-based staffing companies.

Adding insult to injury, some of the new workers are in the United States under what are known as H-1B visas — a category of visa that was designed to help American businesses fill specialized positions, not to displace American workers. And worse yet, Southern California Edison's action appears not to be unusual: It is part of a years-long trend among companies of misusing H-1B visas to undercut wages and offshore high-paying American...