The last time I was in a large data center I was the only American citizen in the building. I'm not exaggerating. Everyone working in the data center was from South Asia. Every one working in the data center was working on an H1b visa. A visa that allows American companies to bring technical expertise from outside the U.S. if no such expertise can be found within the U.S. Of course, persons with H1b visas are supposed to be paid the same as their American counterparts which don't exist because if they did exist there would be no need for H1b visas holders.
I got this via email. My own opinion is that we should drop the H1b visa program altogether. It's clearly been abused. This is food for thought.
|Durbin bill introduced today: takes discrimination of US workers head-on!|
Legislation offered today by Senators Durbin (D-IL) and (R-IA) may finally remove the handcuffs that have long prevented effective federal policing of H-1b job outsourcing based on discrimination against US workers.
"Congress needs to put their "big-boy pants" on and fast-track this bill up to the President's desk," demanded Conroy. "IT professionals are now poised to join with the AFL-CIO and other national groups to make corporations play fair - now. No nation can remain strong when laws allow corporations to bypass its own citizens."
Here's a snippet of Durbin's press release:
Here's the entire release: http://durbin.senate.gov/showRelease.cfm?releaseId=311910
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