- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 10, 2016

CORAL GABLES, Fla- GOP front runner Donald Trump said the H1-B Visa program that allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations for a period of time should be ended.

“I know the H1-B very well. We shouldn’t have it, it’s very, very bad for workers,” Mr. Trump said during the Republican debate at Miami University. He added as an employer, he’s used the program, but in reality it doesn’t benefit U.S. workers.

“It’s unfair to our workers and we should end it,” Mr. Trump said, saying the program should be evaluated and ended if needed within one to two years after he takes office.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz also tackled the problem of immigration, saying the system needed to be reformed.

“We need to redefine our legal immigration system, so that it meets the needs of the American people,” Mr. Cruz said. “Right now we’re bringing in too many low skilled workers and what that’s doing is driving down the wages of hard working Americans.”

Mr. Cruz recommending building a wall along the Mexican border, tripling the border control and end sanctuary cities by cutting off taxpayer to any city that doesn’t obey federal immigration laws.

• Kelly Riddell can be reached at kriddell@washingtontimes.com.

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