Panel: The Betrayal of America's Best and Brightest

By CIS on November 8, 2015

Guest worker visas have become an issue in the presidential campaign due to the firing of hundreds of American tech workers by some of American's most recognizable companies.


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Book: Sold Out

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on guest worker abuse and the impact on American high-skilled labor. Discussion centered on a new book by Michelle Malkin and John Miano, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasals Are Screwing America's Best and Brightest Workers. Joining Malkin and Miano was Leo Perrero, one of the IT workers fired by Disney and required to train their foreign replacements.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

Location: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, 529 14th St NW, 13th Fl., Washington, D.C.


Michelle Malkin, a conservative columnist syndicated in more than 100 papers, Fox News commentator, and New York Times bestselling author. She is founder of Hot Air and

John Miano, an attorney with 30 years of programming experience and founder of the Programmers’ Guild, an organization committed to advancing the interests of technical and professional workers. Miano is a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies.

Leo Perrero, a 20-year veteran of the IT field who until last year was an Information Technology Engineer for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Contact: Marguerite Telford
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