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Despite Disney Dust-Up, Attys Say H-1B Program Rarely Misused

Law360, New York (June 4, 2015, 9:24 PM EDT) -- Recent allegations have surfaced that the Walt Disney Co. replaced a slew of its tech workers with immigrants on H-1B visas, but attorneys say the claims don't depict the real story behind the visa program, which ensures foreign workers are paid as much as their U.S. counterparts and isn't being used to replace domestic employees.

Possible abuse of the H-1B program was once again thrust into the spotlight on Wednesday when The New York Times said Disney had laid off about 250 employees and replaced many of them with H-1B workers employed by an Indian “outsourcing” company.

Although 120 of the...

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