Year L-1 visas to all nationalities To Indians Proportion of
2001 59,384 11,908 20%
2002 57,721 17,812 31
2003 32,416 10,447 33
First 6 months
Source: State Department
Top nationalities for visa holders FY 2002:
Source: State Department
L-1 visa use by Indian outsourcers is increasing:
2000 289 218
2001 510 292
2002 1,004 445
2003 1,157 1,760
posted on 05/25/2003 9:19:40 AM PDT
The Visa Count
| H-1B Visa
The L-1 visa does not require the worker to pay taxes
H-1b: DOL/INS fails to update the IRS that a worker is here. We've interviewed dozens where payroll taxes were NOT withheld. Ask your favorite foreign tech worker if he has a pay stub!
posted on 05/25/2003 9:24:10 AM PDT
(There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binaries, and those that don't.)
After Tata took over the project, Siemens let a dozen employees go, said spokeswoman Paula Davis...
"This is what they call outsourcing. I call it insourcing. Import foreign workers, mandate your American workers to train them, then lay off your Americans," said Michael Emmons, who left Siemens last fall just before his job there was to end. Emmons had worked as a contract computer programmer for the company for six years, first in San Jose, then in Florida.
Siemens is a foreign (or "insourced") company.
"If an L-1 comes into the United States to work, they're coming to work for their specific company that petitioned for them, not for another company that they're being contracted out to. That would be a fraudulent use of an L-1 visa, " said Christopher Bentley, spokesman for the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security that replaced Immigration and Naturalization Services. The bureau is assessing the L-1 and other visa programs for fraud, he said.
Hopefully some individuals in these companies both those bringing in L1 visa people and the companies contracting for them will be prosecuted and do some jail time.
posted on 05/25/2003 9:58:21 AM PDT
(Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
Import foreign workers, mandate your American workers to train them, then lay off your Americans,"
Sounds like a sound business practice to improve your bottom line. It is good for the company, good for the company's consumers, good for the company's shareholders, good for the CEO, bad for the displaced employees, probably good for the non displaced employees.
posted on 05/25/2003 10:00:36 AM PDT
Obligatory "There are no foreign workers taking US jobs for a third of the pay! Never!" bump
posted on 05/25/2003 11:47:27 AM PDT
("There are no liars in our newsroom! Never!" - Baghdad Howie)
...and Tata Consultancy Services have stepped up their use of the L-1 visa to bring programmers and other professionals from India to work at the offices of U.S. clients
This is no lie. Hillary showed up in Buffalo a couple months ago touting the establishment of Tata Consultancy Services offices here.
Talk about clueless. She was very proud of herself for the "economic development" she was bringing us.
posted on 05/25/2003 2:29:18 PM PDT
(The past is like a different country, they do things different there.)
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