In recent claims, a US think tank said that many a time, the H-1B holders are 'vulnerable to abuse' and are frequently placed in 'poor working conditions', also without a substantial increase in wages.
These claims recently came out after the US president Trump assured the reforms to give certainty to H-1B holders in the US and an easy pathway to citizenship. The said think tank has been authored by Ron Hira from Howard University and South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council head Bharat Gopalaswamy.
According to these claims made by think tank, H-1B workers are often paid less, vulnerable to abude and very often placed in poor working conditions. It also said that providing better working conditions and greater employment rights to H-1B holders would improve their lives along with that of US workers.
The three key reforms suggested by the think-tank are, firstly, the raise in the wages of H-1B workers if the Unites States is going to invite in the 'best and brightest' workers, secondly the employers should demonstrate they actively recruited US workers before bringing on the H-1B workers and lastly the program me needs an effective and efficient enforcement mechanism without completely depending on the poor design like complaints and whistle-blowers to reduce fraud.