Florida Senator Bill Nelson has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to look into the possibility an immigration visa program has gone awry.
Nelson talked to reporters at Jacksonville’s Hyatt Regency hotel Friday.
Nelson says he asked for the investigation after receiving thousands of letters claiming the H-1B visa program is being misused.
The purpose of the visa program is place immigrants in U.S. jobs where there are labor shortages. Nelson says it’s not to take jobs away from Americans, but he says he thinks that could be happening.