According to an investigative report by KBET-TV of Sacramento, CA, foreign workers using H-1B visas are replacing American workers for high-paying jobs, including those working on a $200 million project for the state’s Employment Development Department.
According to the report, U.S. Department of Labor data shows more than 1,100 H-1B visas were certified for workers in the Sacramento area in 2014. The largest number was for Accenture, an IT company that is currently holding state contracts totaling more than $1 billion. It has 125 H-1B visa holders in Sacramento. Deloitte has another 28, and there are four dozen of them filling positions in state offices in the Capital City.