Mingis on Tech: The future of H-1Bs and the fate of IT

While the visa program has been talked about on the campaign trail, other issues facing IT are getting little traction

Donald Trump talks about the H-1B visa program on the campaign trail and calls for changes; Hillary Clinton does not.

And yet, even with that kind of attention in a presidential election year -- and two different reform bills floating around Congress -- the H-1B visa program is unlikely to see any significant changes anytime soon.

That's how national correspondent Patrick Thibodeau, who covers the hot-button issue for Computerworld, sees it. He would know: he's written extensively about how Disney and Southern California Edison used visa-holding workers to replace their U.S. counterparts.

Thibodeau joined Executive News Editor Ken Mingis and Senior News Editor Johanna Ambrosio for a lively look at what's going on with the program, how outsourcing is affecting IT jobs and what other changes are buffeting the IT industry.

Oh, and he's got blunt advice for Congress on how to turn things around.

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