The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a discussion at the Capitol Hill with Congressman Darell Issa. Moderated by Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, the conversation focused on Congressman Issa’s proposed legislation to review the H-1B program and ways to strengthen it.
Critics contend that systemic weaknesses in the H-1B program allow companies to import cheap foreign labor at the expense of US workers. As the primary recipients of H-1B visas, skilled Indian workers would be most significantly impacted by changes to the program. Congressman Issa expressed his views on the reform with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.