What do you think of the Suspension of premium processing of H-1B visas?
By paying an additional premium of $1,225, companies could get an H-1B application processed within 15 days, whereas a standard process takes 3-6 months. The temporary suspension of the fast-track processing of the H-1B visas - widely used by the Indian IT industry - may last six months.
Will this make US companies less competitive? Will this open up jobs for highly skilled US citizens? Will this shrink US innovation? HB-1 get paid the same as US citizens - so by making the worker pool smaller - will wages for programmers increase?
I think that here is the crux of thee issue as reported by CNN "It would also require employers to make a "good faith effort" to recruit American workers over foreigners, as well as give the departments of Homeland Security and Labor more authority to investigate fraud and abuse."
The old game at this was to create situations where the prospective employee would have to speak a foreign language usually something fairly obscure and then they would add that it had to be your native language with ESL.
You had to do a fairly real hunt for US prospects. Now with the internet they have not caught up (the gov) as it has just become a numbers game. I remember a Mongolian group gave fake phone and fax numbers so of course they had no applicants -- pretty smart.
Yes this process needs to be updated. I only know of three IT folks here that cannot find jobs. -- wait that is a lot for a guy who is not in IT. And they need to bust up that "Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent" duh, like Indian firms have not created those smoke and mirrors schools.
I think 6 months should get this straightened out. But this system of preference for a fee to the gov. seems a little like discrimination against poor folk.
No, because a third of US STEM graduates aren't working in STEM.
H1B visas are used to bring in lower cost talent from overseas that is locked into their jobs, resulting in flat wages for science, tech and engineering graduates and enabling companies to lay off tech talent mid-career around age 40-50, whereas if there was truly desperate demand, you wouldn't see routine age discrimination in tech.
That's a good point. I alway thought they had to be paid the same as American workers, but the age thing - yes I agree.
Tamara is that across the industry? Is it based on being in it so long you are not "fresh", not keeping up? If several companies practice the age issue, it would seem like they do it in agreement. What does EEOC say I wonder.
Yes, it across the industry. From California Edison to Disney to a number of other companies, they lay off the Americans for an influx of foreigners and your severance is contingent on training them and silence about it.
That is truly disgusting. And no politician type public servant will touch it because so much political "donations" stem from these companies?
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