Rubio Too Slams System, Names Tata, India In Debate Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday for the first time acknowledged that he uses the much sought after H-1B visas at his own businesses but sought to end the programme which he claimed was “very unfair“ to American workers as it took away their jobs.
The last Republican presidential debate in Miami began with the four White House aspirants slamming the H-1B visa system used to employ highly-skilled foreign workers and popular among Indian techies, with Florida senator Marco Rubio even naming Tata and India as part of his anti-H-1B rhetoric.
"I know the H-1B very well. And it's something that I frankly use and I shouldn't be allowed to use it. We shouldn't have it. Very, very bad for workers. It's very important to say, well, I'm a businessman and I have to do what I have to do," Trump said while responding to a question on foreign workers.
Rubio said it is illegal under the H-1B visa programme to use it to replace American workers.