Microsoft Defends Use of H-1B Visa Employees

H-1B Visa

Microsoft defends using H-1B Visa employees

The American government has been, for quite some time now, putting pressure on Microsoft to reduce its so called dependence on H-1B Visa employees. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley has been attempting to convince Microsoft that it is their moral obligation to engage in protectionist hiring and retention to increase the employment of American citizens.

Microsoft will not cut H-1B Visa employees

Today, Microsoft struck back with an avid defense of their employees, regardless of their origin or status in the US. Microsoft is refusing to reduce H-1B employees, as “H-1B workers have long made crucial contributions to Microsoft’s innovation successes and to our ability to help create jobs in this country.”

It is certainly encouraging to see that not all companies are falling under the archaic ideas of protectionism, and are able to see the big picture. Without immigration and temporary visas like work permits and study permits,  innovation and fresh ideas are likely to disappear along with the jobs that these companies work so hard to “protect”.

For more information about H-1B Visas and other US Work Permits, contact Niren and Associates Immigration Lawyers.

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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