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India Not Taking American Jobs: US Chamber
Times f India ^ | Aug 16, 2010

Posted on 08/16/2010 12:13:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Slamming the critics of H-1B, a US think-tank and corporate America have suggested removal of Congressional cap on this popular work visa programme and allow markets to determine number of skilled foreign workers eligible to work in the country.

"The best policy for the United States is one that sides with freedom and innovation, not restriction. It is a policy where the H-1B cap is either eliminated or set high enough that we can let the market decide on the number of new skilled foreign nationals who work in America each year," a report said.

The 81-page report titled "Regaining America's Competitive Advantage: Making our Immigration System Work" has been jointly prepared by US Chamber of Commerce, which is the top representative body of the American businesses, American Council on International Personnel, an eminent think-tank.

US PresidentBarack Obama on Friday signed into law a new 'Border Security Bill' proposing a steep hike in some categories of H-1B and L-1 visa fees which is expected to badly hurt Indian IT firms which may have to shell out an additional USD 250 million annually for the next five years.

"The best policy would ease the way for employers to sponsor high skilled individuals for green cards by exempting from labour certification and current employment-based immigrant quotas many who now languish in 6 to 20 year queues," the report said.

"Allowing top talent who graduate from US universities to gain a green card directly will help US employers retain the world's leading future innovators," the report said.

The report has come out with some very interesting finding about H-1B visa programme, according to which popular foreign work visa has been a key factor in US' competitiveness and its economic growth.

Who is in a better position to determine which employees are most likely to make Apple, Amazon or other US companies successful? Is it critics of immigration, government bureaucrats, or the companies themselves?" the report said.

Findings of this report show that leading US companies cite the role played by highly educated foreign nationals in the success of the organisation.

Noting that the critics argue US has too much talent entry of high skilled foreign nationals should be blocked, the report says real immigration-related problem is that many talented people have not been able to stay in US after graduation because of low quotas for H-1B visas and employment-based green cards.

"H-1B visas are a large source of scholarship money for US students, with H-1B training and scholarship fees levied on each petition (and renewal) having funded more than 53,000 math and science college scholarships for US students through the National Science Foundation," it said.

"There is little evidence high skilled foreign nationals on H-1B visas are in general paid less than their American counterparts," the report said.

The report said critics who insist H-1B professionals are hired to "save money" fail to note that in addition to legal requirement to pay H-1B visa holders higher than prevailing or actual wage paid to US workers, employers must pay significant legal and government fees.

The American Council on International Personnel estimates combined H-1B and green card sponsorship costs (government/legal fees) can exceed USD 35,000 for one person.

"Critics also ignore that the labour market is global and if US employers were interested only in lower labour costs they would shift all their work overseas," it said.

Read more: India not taking American jobs: US Chamber - International Business - Business - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/India-not-taking-American-jobs-US-Chamber/articleshow/6319071.cms#ixzz0wnUxK4jI


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1 posted on 08/16/2010 12:13:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

don’t get me started.....


2 posted on 08/16/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

The US Chamber of Commerce is more like the Anti-American Collective of Communists

If Indians are being hired instead of Americans....Indians are taking jobs from Americans.

Figures you get such stupidity from an Anti-American Globalist organization. In saner times this group would be shut down, and its leadership tried and executed for treason.

Of course, Liberal Globalist nutjobs will be coming out of the woodwork to defend this seditious group


3 posted on 08/16/2010 12:17:24 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: nickcarraway


4 posted on 08/16/2010 12:17:49 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: nickcarraway
"There is little evidence high skilled foreign nationals on H-1B visas are in general paid less than their American counterparts," the report said.

I call bullshit. I've been in the IT business for twenty-three years and I've SEEN it happen. Know how they do it? Trickery.

One example from a former employer: They wanted to hire a database programmer. Most of the other people in the office who could do that work were pay grade 13 (senior) or 14 (lead). The job was listed, as all such H-1B jobs had to be, but it was listed at pay grade 10 (junior). The job's tasks and breadth of responsibility were comparable to someone several pay grades higher...but that didn't matter. The company could say, "See? We're paying this imported grade 10 junior programmer the same as all of our American grade 10 junior programmers!" Perfectly legal.

}:-)4

5 posted on 08/16/2010 12:18:47 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: nickcarraway
How about linking the H-1B visa to the employee so that he can work for any employer and get a market wage rather than being tied to the employer who got the H-1B for him like an indentured servant?
6 posted on 08/16/2010 12:18:49 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: nickcarraway

“The best policy” would be to train our kids in colleges around the country instead of making liberals out of them and teaching them to rely on the government.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 12:18:57 PM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Bankers and Corporate CEO’s wonder why Americans hate their guts. They haven’t got a clue. Well when they and their families are lined up in front of a revolutionary firing squad, maybe they will get it.


8 posted on 08/16/2010 12:20:51 PM PDT by Fee
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Figures you get such stupidity from an Anti-American Globalist organization. In saner times this group would be shut down, and its leadership tried and executed for treason.

That time is coming, although it won't qualify as "saner".

9 posted on 08/16/2010 12:22:19 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Moose4

A lot of the company’s I’ve worked at wouldn’t hire H1-B’s because they were too expensive. It’s about $20,000 grand in legal costs up front. What I think is costing more job is outsourcing them overseas.


10 posted on 08/16/2010 12:25:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The irony here is, I work for a company that’s an outsource provider. I coordinate the work of people who work in India, and many of them get the chance to come here on various temporary work visas. Virtually all of them are polite, pleasant, and work their asses off. Most of them are, technically, comparable to domestic workers. I have no hatred for people taking advantage of an opportunity to come here legally and work—and trust me, H-1B workers tend to end up crammed like illegals into small apartments and get worked like field slaves for the most part.

My problem isn’t so much with the whole concept behind the H-1B and similar visas. It’s twofold: (a) Why are we bringing large numbers of them in when the unemployment rate in engineering and technology is catastrophic among domestic workers; and (b) Why do we have a system that basically indentures the worker to a company that can abuse the hell out of them at will?

}:-)4


11 posted on 08/16/2010 12:27:06 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: KarlInOhio

H1-B’s are transferable. If Company A finds a an H1-B worker at Company B, they can hire them, if they are willing to transfer the H1-B Visa. Company A doesn’t even need to apply for a new Visa. Once company I worked with stopped hiring H1-Bs, because they spent $20,000 each to hire two, and then they left for other jobs after a few months. That means the company was out $40,000 and only got a few months of work from it.


12 posted on 08/16/2010 12:29:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It would appear that economic illiteracy is again on the rise.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 12:30:33 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: nickcarraway
"There is little evidence high skilled foreign nationals on H-1B visas are in general paid less than their American counterparts," the report said.

i can attest to the fact that foreign tech workers are FAR less expensive than Americans. i was the CTO of a dutch company with development offices in estonia. i had normalized then doubled the salaries of the people in estonia when i arrived. we would typically work 60 hrs/wk. the lowest paid cost about $250/mon. the most expensive.. $2000/mon. the average, $500-750/mon.

American developers cost about $5000-12000/mon, depending where you are located.

i could have found cheaper in russia, the philippines, or china.

anyone saying Americans can compete on that playing field is either complicit or ignorant.

14 posted on 08/16/2010 12:30:49 PM PDT by sten
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To: Moose4

One serious problem is that not nearly enough U.S. citizens get educated in areas like Computer Science. For example, the majority of students in MS and PhD programs in CS are foreign born. Too few U.S> citizens want to get educated in those areas.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 12:31:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Impose tariffs on H1-B visas. They are a form of foreign trade, and should be subject to tariffs like any other type of imported product or service.


16 posted on 08/16/2010 12:34:02 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: sten

But you are talking about outsourcing. Which, I think is the much bigger problem.


17 posted on 08/16/2010 12:34:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My wife worked as a secretary for an immigration lawyer for a couple of years in South Carolina. He was bringing people in on more specialist stuff than just H-1Bs; there’s other different ones out there for highly specialized tech workers, PhD-level types. The expense that those companies had to eat to get those people was crazy. The guy made a killing. And the worker had to fill out insane amounts of paperwork and jump through ridiculous government hoops, then wait months and months. One form not filled out properly could crash the whole thing and he’d have to start over, with more months of waiting.

We’ve got a problem with illegal immigration, no doubt about that. But honestly, our legal immigration system is pretty screwed up too. It needs a top-down overhaul. It’s possible to crack down on illegals and protect our economy, and still make it possible for the best and the brightest who want to come here to do so to everyone’s benefit.

}:-)4


18 posted on 08/16/2010 12:34:29 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: nickcarraway
Oh come on. Everyone knows it's America's responsibility to keep the entire planet employed, even if it means keeping a few natural born citizens sleeping under bridges.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 08/16/2010 12:34:49 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: nickcarraway
The real problem is not H1-B or similar privileges granted foreign workers. It is the 1986 Tax Code section 1706. See The Joe Stack Suicide Note - What is he talking about?

Joe Stack was a crazed murderer who flew a small plane into a IRS office, killing himself and an IRS employee. He left a suicide note that blamed tax code 1706 for destroying his life. While I hate referencing suicide notes, and take them as outright lies, by default, in this case I understand Joe's frustration. 1706 banned a wonderful, joyous and productive way of working. It is the Nanny Rent-seeking state at it's most niggardly and hobbling. Killing the golden goose for a few small eggs.

The bigger effect of 1706 is that it EXCLUDES Americans from the same pool of jobs that H1-B goes after. How does that work in practice? The green-card is a chain on the H1-B employee being sold as contract laborer by a staffing firm into a corporation that needs term technical labor. The H1-B is both cheaper and more loyal than independent Americans contractors.

If 1706 was eliminated, top-notch Americans would immediately return to the tech pool, and technology leadership would quickly return to the US.

The economic value of 'freebooters' -- independent mercenary-motive persons is stupendous. 1706 eliminated that.

20 posted on 08/16/2010 12:35:02 PM PDT by bvw
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To: nickcarraway
One serious problem is that not nearly enough U.S. citizens get educated in areas like Computer Science. For example, the majority of students in MS and PhD programs in CS are foreign born. Too few U.S> citizens want to get educated in those areas.

Why would anyone want to pursue a degree in a career which is likely to be offshored?

21 posted on 08/16/2010 12:35:09 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: nickcarraway

This is a total and complete lie. Looks like Pravda news. Ever call customer service for American airlines? All Indian all the Indian time. In the Information Technology biz, all Indian and ‘No American need apply’.


22 posted on 08/16/2010 12:36:40 PM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: nickcarraway
US Chamber

We all know what the US Chamber POT is full of!

23 posted on 08/16/2010 12:36:41 PM PDT by detritus
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To: nickcarraway

In a way it’s true. The real damage and the majority of the lost jobs are not due to the H-1Bs that come over and do work here but by the tens of thousands who sit in Mumbai or Chennai and do all the work we send to them over there.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 12:37:34 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: RC2

“The best policy” would be to train our kids in colleges around the country instead of making liberals out of them and teaching them to rely on the government.


We have been training American kids. Go to any Tech school, community college, or university....and see all the classes and courses for computers...programming, IT, software design

Americans are much better trained than Indians....India gets lauded for its training, but it is still a Turd World country that is behind the US in so much high tech. Not only the Indians are not as well trained, they lack mucg of the western mores and work ethic


25 posted on 08/16/2010 12:38:45 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: nickcarraway

True enough, but that’s kind of a chicken-or-egg problem. Are students avoiding technical disciplines because there’s no jobs, or are there no jobs because they’re avoiding the technical disciplines? I think you’ve got a point, though...CS is hard (I went for the business side of things instead of CS) and the starter pay’s not great unless you get lucky and catch a bubble in the market.

I’m torn whether I’d want my daughter to follow me into IT or not. Who knows what things’ll look like in 15-20 years when she’s going out into the workforce? It’s been good to me, and I like the work—first programming, then a shift to testing several years ago, and now largely in management and being the happy Anglo face that deals with the client while the folks 9000 miles away do the real job. I just wonder if there’s going to be any place in technology for an entry-level American graduate in the 2020s.

}:-)4


26 posted on 08/16/2010 12:40:03 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Fee
Bankers and Corporate CEO's wonder why Americans hate their guts. They haven’t got a clue. Well when they and their families are lined up in front of a revolutionary firing squad, maybe they will get it.

The short-sighted greed (as opposed to old-fashioned long-term investment mentality) of modern American (pseudo-)capitalists is why leftist politicians have enough of a constituency to stay in power. The welfare class (even augmented by vote fraud) just isn't enough -- but add in all the middle-class workers who are treading water while sinking a bit lower every year because of this crap....

27 posted on 08/16/2010 12:41:40 PM PDT by detritus
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To: nickcarraway
"One serious problem is that not nearly enough U.S. citizens get educated in areas like Computer Science. For example, the majority of students in MS and PhD programs in CS are foreign born. Too few U.S> citizens want to get educated in those areas."

There are plenty of Americans who have become educated enough, but they don't want to live the socially perverted lives dictated by pathological corporates. I personally know two young people who can develop just about anything in C, C++ and several of the Mickey Mouse scripting languages, but they're straight and healthy.

Friends, stop spending, and prepare to compete. Winter is coming. After the defaults, regulation enforcement efforts (e.g., local zoning) will virtually cease.


28 posted on 08/16/2010 12:46:41 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Moose4
"I just wonder if there’s going to be any place in technology for an entry-level American graduate in the 2020s."

They'll be kissing the feet of low-techs, who won't need their parents' energy, food, "security," or their trading partners' machines.


29 posted on 08/16/2010 12:51:51 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: pnh102

Impose tariffs on H1-B visas. They are a form of foreign trade, and should be subject to tariffs like any other type of imported product or service.


Oh oh...you gonna get the Liberal Globalists in a hissy fit ;-)

You have a good idea....outsourcing should be tariffed. The present system is not based on any free market theory...since we have plenty of Americans who are out of work and can do the jobs.

Tariffs were the way the US collected revenue...until the Globalists pushed for the income tax at the turn of the 20thC.


30 posted on 08/16/2010 12:52:23 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

From what I experienced in the high tech industry is that people from India work cheaper. They also will cut your throat if they can get your job. Don’t ever trust them on the job.


31 posted on 08/16/2010 12:54:13 PM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Moose4

My point was that it is very easy to become very independent, and many are already doing it without the blessing of licensing/authorizing “authorities.”


32 posted on 08/16/2010 12:55:10 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Fee

Bankers and Corporate CEO’s wonder why Americans hate their guts. They haven’t got a clue. Well when they and their families are lined up in front of a revolutionary firing squad, maybe they will get it.


I believe they are getting their due now. All the Americans they fired cannot purchase their products...and the less-talented, less-paid Third Worlders cannot afford their products. The snake is beginning to swallow itself


33 posted on 08/16/2010 12:55:41 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: nickcarraway
Before I retired, I was a software engineer for over 30 years. Almost every group I was ever in was a) overstaffed and b) crippled by bad management. Management would use lack-of-staff as a scapegoat for their own incompetence.

The problem was compounded by managers who insisted on using the most wasteful and labor-intensive techniques available so they could justify trying to increase their head-count. This was because managers at different levels were paid according to the head-count under them instead of how much product they put out.

34 posted on 08/16/2010 12:57:29 PM PDT by snarkpup (We need to replace our politicians before they replace us.)
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To: nickcarraway
Close the borders to illegal immigration and we can talk about legal immigration policy.
35 posted on 08/16/2010 1:00:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: nickcarraway
One serious problem is that not nearly enough U.S. citizens get educated in areas like Computer Science. For example, the majority of students in MS and PhD programs in CS are foreign born. Too few U.S> citizens want to get educated in those areas.

Catch-22. Nobody wants to work that hard in college to get a Comp Sci or Engineering degree just to compete with cheap H-1B's upon graduation. Do you think people are stupid? Get rid of H1-B's wages will go up more grads follow, it's not that hard people.

36 posted on 08/16/2010 1:00:22 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

What about outsourcing development overseas?


37 posted on 08/16/2010 1:01:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Moose4

Also, before businesses had a stake in the quality of education in this country. But now, who cares, they can take advantage of workers outside of the country, so now, they don’t care about education in this country.


38 posted on 08/16/2010 1:07:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
What about outsourcing development overseas?

Well if a company does that then they should lose all tax breaks instead of the incentives they are given now. Some Benedict Arnold free traitors look at this country as an economic zone, I prefer to look at it as a free country which values it's citizens. Our citizens can compete with any other country, try this H1B crap in Europe, there would be riots.

39 posted on 08/16/2010 1:10:09 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: nickcarraway

onshoring is the process through which they get their experience, then go home to become outsource destinations.

the only saving grace, currently, is that those projects need solid senior people to manage and run them. few senior people are willing to leave their lives in America to live in third world countries so the corporation can save a few dollars and mitigate the risk to their shareholders.

this will change as today’s H1-b junior-mid levels move into more senior roles (which has been happening for the last few years)

btw, there is hardcore racism in hiring practices within the industry. good luck finding anyone that cares.

the racism label has less to do with making all people equal and more with wresting control away from white 1950’s America. otherwise, any form of racism would not be tolerated.


40 posted on 08/16/2010 1:11:55 PM PDT by sten
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To: sten

I talked to Indians here in the U.S. who are upset, because their jobs were offshored to India. Most of th H1-B workers are looking to stay here.


41 posted on 08/16/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

they aren’t even using up the entire allotment of visas now....because there ARE NO JOBS!!!


42 posted on 08/16/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway
"The report said critics who insist H-1B professionals are hired to "save money" fail to note that in addition to legal requirement to pay H-1B visa holders higher than prevailing or actual wage paid to US workers, employers must pay significant legal and government fees."

If employers need to hire foreigners then they should advocate for returning our immigration system to one based on merit rather than familial relationships.

Of course then these employers would actually have to follow the law and pay these immigrants real prevailing wages. Unlike the low wages they currently pay the average H1-B employee.

And also, they wouldn't be able to dangle the green card carrot over these folks to keep them in line like they currently do H1-B employees. Employees who are often stiffed and abandoned by their employers just before the employer is required to fork out the time and fees necessary to get them their green cards.

More lies from self-interested human scum. For more examples google Goldman-Sachs or Tom Delay.

43 posted on 08/16/2010 1:17:47 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Moose4

Yes, I agree. But just watch, some of the free traders on FR will come along and defend this BS.


44 posted on 08/16/2010 1:20:09 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood... killing more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan could have ever dreamed of.)
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To: packrat35

Yes, I agree. But just watch, some of the free traders on FR will come along and defend this BS.


You said it....anything that harms America or Americans, the Free Trader Globalists just revel in it. Free Trader “IdiotNomics” is killing this great country


45 posted on 08/16/2010 1:23:48 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: Moose4
They have other tricks as well. They only have to make a good faith effort to find a citizen willing to do the job.

So if they do a few phone interviews that don't go so well. Or even better, if they require all sorts of skills that no one human can hope to have, and only desperate H1-B folks are willing to lie about, then they can hire H1-B's at will.

46 posted on 08/16/2010 1:26:59 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: bvw
The real problem is not H1-B or similar privileges granted foreign workers. It is the 1986 Tax Code section 1706.

Down with Section 1706 Enslavement! Freedom for US Computerists! No More IT Plantations!

47 posted on 08/16/2010 1:36:40 PM PDT by no-s (B.L.O.A.T. and every day...because some day soon they won't be making any more...for you.)
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To: KarlInOhio
I worked with an IT worker who was here from India under the H1B program. He lived on the east coast, but work working temporarily with me on the west coast.

This young man's wife was pregnant with twins when she learned the twins had perished in the womb - this was the day before he was scheduled to fly back to the West Coast to work.

The foreign-owned company that "owned" him threatened him with the loss of job and sudden return to India if he didn't leave his wife behind and travel to the West Coast that night.

He was forced to leave his very disturbed wife in limbo, still carrying the fetuses, while he spent the week on the other side of the country.

Americans should not be tolerating such things.

48 posted on 08/16/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Close the borders to illegal immigration and we can talk about legal immigration policy.

Approximately 40% of the illegal population are visa overstay, that includes H-1B's who like Mexican lawn workers work through temp agencies.
49 posted on 08/16/2010 2:26:16 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Like they will actually close the borders.


50 posted on 08/16/2010 2:33:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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