Is the Mainstream Media Incapable of Getting the Facts Right About H-1B?

By John Miano on February 16, 2012

Abuse in the H-1B program is so routine that it hardly is news. Even using the H-1B program to import teenage sex slaves sparks little outrage. When plain vanilla H-1B abuse takes place, it is really old hat.

What is also tired and worn out are the repeated errors in the media about the H-1B program. It was only days ago that President Obama implied that the H-1B program was "reserved only for those companies who say they cannot find somebody in that particular field".

In fact, H-1B does not have such a requirement.

That does not stop the media from inventing one:

The H1B Visa Program allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations, which cannot be filled by a U.S. citizen.

If you get your news about immigration from so-called "mainstream" media outlets, you simply are not getting the truth about what is going on.