An I-Team investigation last year found that 82 percent of the 33,348 preliminary applications for H-1B visas in Ohio the previous year were for jobs paying below-average wages. The most frequent applicants for these visas were companies that experts say specialize in outsourcing, raising questions about whether the program is filling jobs here or allowing more jobs to move overseas.
Also, Wright State University's use of the H-1B visa has made national news and spurred an ongoing federal, criminal investigation.
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An I-Team investigation found that WSU was sponsoring visas for workers employed at a local IT staffing company, in possible violation of program rules. The arrangement allowed the company to avoid some scrutiny applied to for-profit companies, as well as the annual cap.
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