John Miano, a leading expert on the effect of foreign labor on technology workers, has been a Center Fellow since 2008. His legal practice focuses on U.S. job candidates and companies in violation of H-1B rules. Mr. Miano has 30 years of programming experience and is the founder of the Programmers’ Guild, an organization committed to advancing the interests of technical and professional workers.
Author of multiple programming books, Mr. Miano has also co-authored, with Michelle Malkin, his first immigration centered book, Sold Out . The book examines the impact of corrupt businessmen, politicians, and lobbyist selling out America’s best and brightest by flooding the country with cheap foreign labor.
He has testified before Congress multiple times on H-1B visa issues. Mr. Miano’s opinion pieces have been carried by national media outlets, including USA TODAY and The New York Times . He has also appeared on various cable news shows and been quoted by most major newspapers in the United States and many around the world.
Mr. Miano earned a JD from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from The College of Wooster.
“John Miano, a lawyer for the Center for Immigration Studies, which pushes for reduced immigration to the U.S., said the proposed legislation, if passed, would bring about “the most massive change in the history in immigration policy” and create a “train wreck” in America’s immigration system.
“The effect of the bill is to replace America’s system of diversity immigration with an India-first system,” Miano said in an email Friday. “Because India has monopolized the H-1B system, it would take over the employment-based green card system as well. The long-term effect is that about 75 percent to 80 percent of employment-based green cards would go to India.”