American companies have used H-1B guest worker visas for decades to bring in foreign-born workers to fill skilled positions for which they couldn’t find American workers. But now, this practice is on the rise. In Charlotte it rose by 39 percent in a year. Critics say it’s a way for employers to find cheaper workers at the expense of American citizens. A closer look at the guest worker program and how it’s used here and around the country.
Deon Roberts– Banking Reporter for The Charlotte Observer
Bill Chu – Professor, Software and Information Systems, UNC Charlotte
John Miano– Co-author (with Michelle Malkin), of Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best & Brightest Workers
Charlotte Observer: In Charlotte, foreign workers replace Americans in tech roles
Charlotte Observer: Millions of N.C. incentives go to companies using visa workers
Charlotte Observer: Foreign worker loophole concerns some NC lawmakers