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H-1B Curbs Not For Indian IT Companies
http://infotech.indiatimes.com/News/H-1B_curbs_not_for_Indian_IT_cos_Infy/articleshow/4110291.cms ^ | February 11, 2009

Posted on 02/11/2009 8:40:34 PM PST by Steelfish

H-1B curbs not for Indian IT cos: Infy

11 Feb, 2009

NEW DELHI: Software exporter Infosys which has sizeable onsite employee base in the US said the latest amendment to the H-1B visa rules for the

country will not be applicable to it.

"We believe the amendments are restricted to the US companies which receive funding under TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Programme) and is not applicable to companies like us. Having said that we have to wait for the law to be passed.

(Excerpt) Read more at infotech.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: illegalimmigration; india; legalimmigration; newyork; xenophobia
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To: WheresMyBailout
That’s the notion of the free market then. Labor flows to where capital is (immigration) and capital flows to where labor is (outsourcing).

I wonder if these restrictions on H1Bs actually create more problems then they solve. If there were only say 1000 slots for H1Bs and I’m from India, I’d accept a very low salary in America. If there were an unlimited amount of slots, I’d probably hold out until I got paid the full salary.

No. What they should do is give them a green card, full bennies and what the market will bear. The minute the H1B's have the same rights as an American they'll cease to be cheap. They can always take their talents to another job.

The problem right now is that the market *is not* free. They're not free to take their labor elsewhere. If they quit their job they have to be out of the country in 10 days.

41 posted on 02/12/2009 8:50:28 PM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: ketsu
That is nowhere near the full rate. You're ignoring costs other than salary.

I was not ignoring the other benefits. Those benefits are usually paid by the middleman. They pocket ~75K per year after footing the bill for the benefits. As for direct employees, I simply have to disagree with you. The salaries are similar for H1B workers and others. Otherwise the Chinese and Indians will gang up and sue for discrimination based on race and national origin.
42 posted on 02/12/2009 10:45:53 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: ketsu

Unfortunately, it’s the chain migration of those with clashing cultures, religions, and rituals that have led to the ruination of England and soon the US!


43 posted on 02/12/2009 11:08:42 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: JimWayne
I was not ignoring the other benefits. Those benefits are usually paid by the middleman. They pocket ~75K per year after footing the bill for the benefits. As for direct employees, I simply have to disagree with you. The salaries are similar for H1B workers and others. Otherwise the Chinese and Indians will gang up and sue for discrimination based on race and national origin.
No, no and no. You have no idea what you're talking about. Do some preliminary research on google and get back to me.
44 posted on 02/13/2009 3:50:16 AM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Steelfish
Unfortunately, it’s the chain migration of those with clashing cultures, religions, and rituals that have led to the ruination of England and soon the US!
People said the same thing about the Germans before the civil war. The Italians and Irish until WWII and various other ethnic groups since. America is a country made *stronger* by "chain migration". *As long as those migrating are the right people*. H1B's will never bee the problem.
45 posted on 02/13/2009 3:54:59 AM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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