BigGovernment: Marco Rubio is trying to defend his unpopular effort to expand the controversial H-1B outsourcing program by claiming that he wants to protect American professionals from being replaced by low-wage foreign professionals.
In a Thursday morning radio interview, Rubio amped up the defensive claims he made at Wednesday night’s CNBC debate. Rubio said that he “proposed… reforms” that would prevent wealthy corporations from using foreign professionals as low-cost alternatives to experienced American professionals.
But Rubio’s claim is “an outright fabrication,” said Howard University’s Ron Hira, an expert on the H-1B outsourcing program. Rubio “has not included any such [anti-abuse] proposal in his bill, even though he had ample opportunity to do so.” more