Becky Quick confronted Donald Trump with his lies
CNBC moderator Becky Quick asked Donald Trump why he called out Mark Zuckerberg in his immigration plan. Trump answered with a boldface lie. His lie left Quick perplexed. He denied doing it.
After the break, Becky Quick came back to the subject. This time she had proof that Donald Trump was lying. She pointed out that the following appeared directly on the Donald Trump website where in fact Zuckerberg is called out.
Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program’s lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.
While Donald Trump did not specifically say anything negative about Mark Zuckeberg, the inference is clear. High tech executives are the main supporters of H-1B visas.