Trump Takes on The ‘Temporary Foreign Worker’ (H-1B visa) Bastards

Donald Trump

And now all the right people hate him even more!

Zuckerberg is one of the leading tech executives who has called for a more open immigration policy. Specifically, he wants to make more H-1B visas available to tech employers so they can hire foreign skilled workers.

Trump said he wants to require employers to pay H-1B workers much more money, which he said would discourage companies from hiring them and boost job prospects for Americans. He also wants to have tech jobs offered to unemployed Americans before they can be filled by workers with H-1B visas.

“This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities,” Trump wrote in his immigration plan. Rubio is also seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Zuckerberg started a public interest group called to push for immigration and lobbying reform along with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Neither Facebook (FB, Tech30) nor had an immediate comment on Trump’s criticism of Zuckerberg.

Trump says that there are plenty of graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, to fill tech jobs. That means that employers don’t need H-1B visas to fill jobs, and are using them instead to keep wages low.

Employers are supposed to pay a typical wage to anyone hired under a H-1B visa. But in reality, employees on these visas are typically paid 20 to 45% less than U.S. workers who they are often replacing, said Ron Hira, a Howard University public policy professor who has studied the visa’s pay scale.

The Census Bureau confirms that 74% of people who hold a STEM bachelor’s degree have a job outside of those fields.


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    No real policy positions, eh? 🙂
    Is his tea-drinking pinky finger high enough NOW?

    • His policy paper is excellent.

    • Clink9

      He’s ready to bite into his crumpet.

    • Linda1000

      Trump is far from stupid. If this doesn’t win him the Rep. nomination then that just shows how Washington is nothing but a corrupt one party town. If Trump sticks to just this one issue of immigration he could run as an independent and become President. The guy is awesome. 🙂 Americans don’t want Trump, we’ll gladly take him to run Canada any day.

    • Brett_McS

      Finally, someone is listening to Jeff Sessions!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Is Jeff Sessions stealing my quotes again?

  • Trump has stirred the pot.

    We will all be better for it.

    • Ho Hum

      I agree. If Trump gets elected President I believe that we will benefit in Canada as well because I am sure that our “conservative” politicians will take note of his success and dispense with the political correctness that has made them not much different from the Liberals.

  • Dana Garcia

    Rubio is disgusting for wanting to triple H-1b visas, but Ted Cruz is worse — he wants to increase them by 500%! Other than Trump, they all suck.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      As I have maintained, “the best of the rest” are still compromised.

  • BillyHW

    Donald Trump speaks for me.

  • Brett_McS

    These H1-B visas are bizarre. They are a form of indentured servitude- or rather they are indentured servitude – as they tie the employee to the company. Consequently the employer can pay them peanuts and they have no choice to accept it or go home. No wonder Zuckerberg et al love them.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Yup. Democrats never really gave up slavery. Leopards cannot change their spots. One would hope that African-Americans had more of a clue, but noooooooooooo……..

  • mauser 98

    Trump takes on big Pharma… so far very little cattawollering

  • Hard Little Machine

    Unfortunately if you stop the tech companies from hiring slave labor here in the US they will simply hire them overseas.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    This has been a pet peeve of mine for years and I have spoken out about it both in government meetings discussing the “shortage” of STEM graduates and in professional society meetings with corporate owners and managers.
    The supply of STEM graduates and workers will rise to fill demand when the wages of these fields cease to be depressed by the H1-B visa holders. There is no incentive for an American student to take all of the hard math and science when she/he knows that the company will be hiring an H1-B worker for as little as half of the wage expected by the American. And the corporate owners and managers I’ve spoken with knew exactly what they were doing.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Before he becomes president he needs to visit his doctor and ask him not to overdose him whit the pills he is taking on daily bases.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Maurixio, that was stupid even for YOU, and we EXPECT the astoundingly stupid from you. Bad day?

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        That’s the only word you have learned your entire life that means you belong to a family of STUPIDS.

  • Justin St.Denis

    The genuine loathing I feel for Mark Zuckerberg surprises even me. I hope he’s sterile.