Skip to comments.4 Tech Companies Lobbying Trump Admin For More Foreign Workers, Mass Immigration
Posted on 05/02/2017 9:44:59 AM PDT by davikkm
In the age of President Donald Trumps crackdown on the H-1B and strict enforcement of immigration law, tech conglomerates are lobbying the Congress and White House for amnesty and more foreign labor. These are the four tech companies, according to analysis by Quartz, pushing for no reforms to the H-1B visa and legal immigration system, as the current process of bringing more than 85,000 foreigners to the U.S. each year.
In the first quarter of 2017 during Trumps presidency, Microsoft lobbied more for immigration and the H-1B visas than any other tech company. In Microsofts five out of eight lobbying reports, it referred to high-skilled immigration, which is synonymous with the H-1B visa, as well as mentioning comprehensive immigration reform.
Microsoft is generally the biggest pusher for more H-1B foreign workers and amnesty for illegal immigrant, lobbying for those issues in 340 lobbying reports since 2008, when former President Obama first took office. In 2017, Microsoft asked for more than 5,000 foreign workers through the H-1B visa.
The parent company to Google, Alphabet, remains one of the largest opponents in the tech industry to Trumps America First agenda, which is why Quartz analysis showed it had the largest uptick in pro-immigration lobbying in the first quarter of 2017. In this quarter, alone, Alphabet lobbied more for immigration than ever before since 2008.
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They (lobbyists) can try to sell their written bills to anyone who is dumb enough to take them...
President Trump has signed legislation that says: “Hire American, For America”...
No longer are TTP and H1Visa involved with ‘outside’ workers...if the IT people don’t like it, move...because we are HIRING AMERICANS NOW, not people from somewhere else...
Almost entirely fictional. H-1Bs are drones whose only selling point is that they work cheap.
if they’re bringing in expert talent... then they should be paid expert wages
minimum wage for H-1b should be in the top 5% ... not bottom 20%
And it's racist immigration as well: the Indian CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, isn't planning on hiring white Europeans even though there are millions of great programmers and Comp Sci people there - like the guy who invented the World Wide Web at CERN - no, it's gotta be the upper caste inbred half wits of India almost exclusively.
Suggestion: de-list Microsoft from the GSA schedule and move the government to a high performance Linux based OS customized for FedGov security.
See how the "American" Nadella feels about that.
Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).
The usual suspects. I’ll bet there’s more than this.
I fully expect a cave on this. I have no confidence in the government.
If this aint proof our education system aint broke I dont know what is
Too bad Trump didn’t reset the H-1B quota to say 8.5 on his first day in office. It would have been good optics for American tech workers, and American workers in general.
H1Bs have FAKE degrees! Who is going to check from the University of Transylvania? Even those idiot un-American corporations are being ripped off. The whole thing is a travesty.
Here is an interesting list. 8 of the top 10 are body shops, given that IBM - in this context - almost certainly is an outsourcer, and I don't know what "IGate Technologies" is.
Avg Salaries run from 70K to 120K. Hardly "cheap labor". I think it wouldn't be hard to find more than a few FReepers, right here, who would be glad to work for that kind of cash.
Additionally, American students are required to take a plethora of courses unrelated to their major…English, History, Diversity Training, PE, etc. Indian schools don't have time for all that. Their goal is produce a marketable product as fast as the can churn them out. Don't ask the Indian "grads" to code a B-tree or a Heapsort. All they can do is design pretty clickable menus with simplistic "animations" and pretty gewgaws.
The USA may have a tech pipeline problem - but today has several million under- or unemployed STEM workers. H1B is all about cheap foreign labor for corporate globalists.
"The salary is the average salary of all proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors(employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. Our algorithm uses the middle point of the range to calculate the average salary."
I'll bet the actual salary is always at the low end of the range - and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the "proferred" salary is higher than the actual salary:
H-1B Is Designed to Allow Employers to Pay Foreign Workers Extremely Low Wages
The first problem in the system is that the employer determines the prevailing wage and the employer can use nearly any source for that determination. Prior to 2005, employers used this combined with the restrictions on enforcement to pay H-1B workers low wages. However, in 2004 Congress explicitly changed the law to allow employers to pay H-1B workers absurdly low wages.
Pettifoggers will tell you that H-1B workers are required to be paid the higher of the prevailing wage or the wage paid to similar workers. And golly gee willikers, it says just that right at the top of 8 U.S.C. § 1101(n)(1). That's enough information for the willful ignorami writing the Wall Street Journal editorial page.
But scroll down to 8 U.S.C. § 1101(p)(4). There you will find that the Department of Labor is required to take an existing wage survey and divide it into four skill level prevailing wages. Notice there is no requirement that the employer pay the H-1B worker at his skill level. Even if there were such a requirement, it would be unenforceable because skill is a subjective measure.
Under this system, employers classify
Notice that H-1B workers are "highly skilled" when industry wants more of them, but those very same workers become low-skilled when determining what they have to be paid.
Hey, that one's in Kentucky.
Hope you're wrong but you're probably right.
HCL - I know about them. Not just IT jobs either.
Depends on the cost of living; many tech jobs are in areas of the country where 70K is not a great salary.
'Tata and Infosys are getting a 36 to 41 percent savings on labor costs or saving about $40,000 to $45,000 per worker per year.
'Adding insult to injury, Infosys and Tata have a history of getting in trouble for paying even lower wages than they are already legally allowed to pay. In 2013 Tata paid $30 million to settle a wage theft dispute involving 13,000 foreign workers, and Infosys paid a record $34 million to settle a visa fraud case after it committed systemic visa fraud and abuse of immigration processes.' - http://www.epi.org/blog/new-data-infosys-tata-abuse-h-1b-program/
Nearly 30 years of discouraging the indigenous population from pursuing careers in engineering and science, and this is where we end up.
And it is all deliberate.
The advent of offshoring and outsourcing encourages and in the end requires businesses seek the lowest labor costs through foreign labor, even if it sacrifices quality or reputation.
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