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Fired Disney worker speaks at Trump rally

Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 02, 2016

Some former Disney employees said they were replaced by foreign workers and forced to train them first.

One of those former Disney IT workers, Leo Perrero, testified in front of the Senate, even breaking down in tears several times.

Now he's getting behind Donald Trump. A conservative news website posted video of Perrero speaking at a Trump rally, sharing his story. Perrero has said Trump is one of the only candidates to ask Disney to hire back all of their fired workers.

Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have both expressed concerns about the H-1B visa program that's supposed to recruit the best and brightest foreign workers to the United States. Sen. Marco Rubio supports it.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in support of the program and Sen. Bernie Sanders wants the program reformed.

Perrero testified in front of Congress, saying he was told he'd lose his job but needed to train his foreign replacement to get his severance pay.

"Was I going to become part of ruining our country by taking severance pay for training my foreign replacement? How many other American families would be affected by the same foreign worker I trained?" he said.

Sen. Bill Nelson has filed two bi-partisan bills to reform the H-1B program. He said, "This program was created to help fill jobs where there were labor shortages, not to take jobs away from hard-working Americans."

Disney isn't the only company accused of misusing the H-1B program. Toys "R" Us, Hewlett Packard, Verizon, New York Life and others all face similar accusations.

Disney has not responded to our request for comment.