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Foreign visitors shouldn't take U.S. jobs

Yes, H-1B visas are complicated, but they are still harmful ("Trump's not horrible immigration order," April 19). A close family member lost his job to a foreign worker because of this visa. And while we are on the subject, something needs to be said about the J-1 visa program so often used by foreign students for summer jobs. Thanks to the U.S. State Department's largesse, close to 200,000 non-citizens are brought to America for summer jobs. Hopefully, President Donald Trump will trim that abusive policy as well.

The H-1B visa is a good thing in many cases. For instance, in rural areas where doctors are hard to find or non-existent. You report there are 600,000 H-1B visa holders, but are you also counting spouses who are allowed to take jobs? And what about the overstays?

As a member of this country's shrinking and besieged middle class, I'm angry most Americans are apathetic about visas, outsourcing and immigration abuse. It may be politically correct to "welcome the stranger," but when that stranger takes your good job, the welcome mat should be removed.

R.E. Heid, Baltimore

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