Sara Blackwell, the Florida attorney representing the former Disney workers that were replaced by foreign workers told Breitbart News Daily that there are 1,200 Americans in New York who will suffer the same fate as the Disney workers.
“Right there in New York, 1,200 Americans are training their replacements” Blackwell said. Adding that it’s also, “happening at AT&T right now.”
Blackwell is the attorney representing the 23 Disney workers who are preparing to suing Disney after they lost their job to foreign workers.
This week, she filed a complaint with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the former workers alleging that they are victims of national origin discrimination.
“I think that it’s an immigration reform issue, but more than that it’s a discrimination issue, it’s an American issue,” Blackwell told Breitbart News Daily host Steve K. Bannon.
Blackwell also praised Breitbart News for being the only news outlet that has been writing about the issue of H-1B visas and the effect it’s having on American workers.
“I don’t know why, the conservatives, the tea party, I don’t know why they are the only ones listening and talking about it. I had five or six different news channels calling, and news reporters calling, to write about the Disney issue. But only Breitbart would put in the actual issues. Why aren’t the liberals talking about how hundreds of thousands of Americans are losing their jobs?”
Blackwell discussed the problem of H-1B visas with Breitbart News Daily in early November, telling host Steve K. Bannon:
The purpose of H-1B is if there is no qualified American then the H-1B person can come over and fill that position because we need them. Well, there are qualified Americans because they’re being fired, but guess what, if this keeps going there aren’t going to be any qualified Americans because we’re training all our knowledge — sending it overseas and we’re training all the H1B workers here and we’re not giving Americans the opportunity to make a decent wage or have a job so America has no future in technology, at this point.
Leo Perrero, one of the former Disney workers, also told Breitbart News Daily how he was laid off even after receiving a positive performance review.
“We thought we were being called into a last minute meeting for pats on the back and bonuses but it turned out to be the complete opposite. We were called into a room of about two dozen people to be told we had to train our foreign replacements and if we didn’t, we wouldn’t get a bonus.”
“Essentially I was given 90 days notice to train my foreign replacement. This person was flown in just days before this whole thing happened,”
The issue of H-1B visas has so far been an under discussed topic throughout the Republican presidential race.
The Disney legal fight is currently taking place in the home state of presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio has been a supporter of raising the number of H1-B visas. He co-sponsored the controversial legislation, known as I-Squared, that would raise the cap on visas from 65,000 to 195,000.