But Bloomberg "has a major blind spot when it comes to the H-1B program. He has been outspoken that the federal government should provide an infinite number of H-1Bs, and Mr. Bloomberg has spent his political and prodigious financial capital pushing for it," said Hira.
Bloomberg and his lobbying organization "have systematically ignored the data and basic facts about the H-1B program and have provided a distorted portrait" about the program's operation, he added.
Last April, the Partnership for the New American Economy held a meeting with congressional staffers in Washington. It was closed to the press. The documents that were handed out included one that said: "H-1B workers complement - instead of displace - U.S. workers."
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