American workers at the power company Southern California Edison were laid off and forced to train their H-1B replacements. The Obama Administration is pushing to double the number of H-1B workers hired to replace Americans at lower wages. The stock of STEM and IT guest workers in the United States is so large that 2/3 of all new IT jobs are now being filled by workers imported from abroad.
In addition to sustained, unskilled permanent immigration, President Obama has unilaterally increased guest worker programs for corporations that disadvantage U.S. employees, unilaterally work-authorizing H-1B spouses. Overall, since 2009, the President has expanded work authorizations 5.5 million beyond the existing levels established. To learn more about the systemic displacement of domestic university-trained Americans, please see page 19 here.