Closing Economic Windows: How H-1B Visa Denials Cost U.S.-Born Tech Workers Jobs and Wages During the Great Recession

Closing Economic Windows: How H-1B Visa Denials Cost U.S.-Born Tech Workers Jobs and Wages During the Great Recession

"The results of our analysis are clear.  Cities whose employers faced large numbers of denials in the H-1B visa lotteries experienced considerably less job creation and wage growth for American-born computer workers in the two years that followed.  Denying H-1B visas didn’t help the economies of America’s cities or their U.S.-born workers.  Instead, it cost their tech sectors hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in missed wages." - Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, Chad Sparber, Angie Marek Zeitlin, June 2014.