Fighting Fake News on H-1B Reform

October 2, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after Lou Dobbs falsely claimed on cable television that S. 386 “would double the size of H-1B visas.”

“I 100% agree with the White House that the H-1B program should not be used to displace or replace American workers. That is why S. 386 contains strong new anti-fraud provisions to make sure employers cannot abuse the H-1B system to undercut American workers,” Sen. Lee said.

“S. 386 is also ‘number neutral’, meaning it does not increase the number of visas, H-1B or otherwise in anyway, and under no circumstances will it become a vehicle for increasing overall immigration levels. What it does do is end the discriminatory current policy that punishes green card applicants from large countries. Our immigration system should not be in the business of discriminating against immigrants based on their country of origin and S. 386 solves that problem,” Sen. Lee finished.