Didn’t know they were handing out H-1Bs at the Charleston Slave Market or Ellis Island.
The only things H-1Bs have built are several massive Indian-based multi-national “body shops” providing cheap labor for IT sweatshops, and an industry of lawyers and HR consultants to support it. I’ve been in IT for thirty-three years and I’ve seen it happen.
Had a friend who worked for a company that outsourced a couple of groups to H1B workers. People would get a severance but it was conditional on providing turnover to their replacements. The turnover would take about 1-2 months, depending on the job.
My friend started looking right away, found a job within days and had to start in two weeks. Gave his notice and they freaked out, as he would not be able to fully train his replacement. Hated leaving behind friends, but everyone there understood. A couple of people left like that - one person just handed in his keys and walked.
I told my friend to NOT answer any questions about the job he left unless he got a Hold Harmless agreement from the company. He did receive some calls about various things he was responsible for, but he was so busy onboarding for his new job, he never returned the calls.
The company ended up being sold to a larger competitor a few years later and shortly thereafter closed the office where he had worked.