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To: WheresMyBailout
I mean that the benefits that h1-b holders get from living in America (better roads, better hospitals, better schools for children etc.) are from the government (taxpayers). However, since the employers are sponsoring the h1-b holders, they are the ones essentially offering these benefits to the employee and they have the ability, via stripping the h1-b holder of his work authorization, to take these benefits away.

I hope I’m being a bit more clear.

I don't think so. H1B's may enjoy better bennies in the states but that's not the key. The key is wages. Even a $35k a year H1B from a developing country is making 3+ times what he'd be making at home.
38 posted on 02/12/2009 6:20:41 PM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: ketsu

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.


40 posted on 02/12/2009 7:13:54 PM PST by WheresMyBailout
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