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Saturday, June 24, 2017

‘OPT’ Program Rewards Companies For Hiring 330,000 Foreign College Grads in 2016

The federal government quietly helped and rewarded companies and universities which hired roughly 330,000 cheap foreign graduates in 2016 instead of hiring American graduates, many of whom are deep in debt.

The little-known “Optional Practical Training” program has grown from 91,140 new foreign job-seekers in 2009 to 329,158 new job-seekers in 2016, according to data provided by the Department of Homeland Security. That is almost a four-fold increase in seven years — and the program is growing even larger in 2017.

There is no cap on the OPT program, which quietly and semi-automatically gives work permits lasting up to three years when requested by foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities and colleges. Companies are not required to even interview Americans before hiring OPT graduates — and they get tax breaks for hiring foreigners over Americans.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Americans screwed by their government again. Any politician supporting that crap should be exposed over and over again come election time. I would like to see all bills befor congress explained in layman terms and how each member of congress voted and all amendments explained and who benefited from that amendment and who supported it and why. Too much is done without the public really understanding what is going on and we are sure not getting honest information from the MSM. It's hard to drain the swamp if you don't know who the swamp rats are.