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Help kill H1B and stop 163000 high-paying American jobs from going to foriegners this year

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posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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Update: Now its official. USCIS announced today that it received about 163,000 H1B petitions for year 2009 that starts from 1st of October 2008. About 31,200 of those are for Advanced Degree category. Read more. It will be a lottery to accept petitions. I wish you all good luck to you. So, to answer my question I posed in January, whether H1B rush will repeat in 2008, as expected, the answer is a big YES.


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Our government helps foreigners quicker than us:

www.uscis.gov... 19c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

For thise of you who don't know what the H!B program is, it is a corporate subisdy program that allows corporations to bring foreigners in as virtual slave labor: they can only work for the company that gives them a green card, have no labor rights, and cannot protest low wages or long hours. And we are not talking "jobs Americans won't do", these are programming and research jobs requiring advanced dergrees.

The justification has been that the corporations couldn't find enough skilled and educated Americans to fill the positions. The reality is that H1B workers are paid about half of what they would need to pay a fellow citizen.

If there was ever the remotest justification for this (there wasn't), under the current circumstances this is criminal.

Call your congresscritters and make them KILL H1B!!

Bill Gates wants more slave labor:

www.happyschoolsblog.com...

Personally, I call this treason.

[edit on 6-2-2009 by apacheman]




posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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Thank you!

Seems Like ALL the REAL AMERICANS are avoiding this...

Wonder why?



posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Yeah, you'd think they'd be up in arms over this travesty.

When I was teaching, a lot of my students were retraining after having been replaced by an H1B worker, some were on their second replacement cycle.

Apparently computing and engineering jobs are among those that Americans simply don't want do.



posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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While this is been a problem that has been supported by our own for the people government is interesting to learn that in the Obama administration he get to chose Diana Farrell, to his National Economic Council where she will serve as a deputy economic advisor, according to computerworld.com.

This woman has made millions helping companies outsource to other countries and supporting the H1bill.

Now how in the world we can fight our own government officials from keep screwing the American citizens?

When they get pay to screw us more by big corporate America



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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People like Bill Gates actually petition Congress regularly to lift the cap on H1B Visas. He says the reason is because there aren't enough qualified people in America to do the tech and research jobs at Microsoft, and other companies.

news.zdnet.com...

But it's not just Microsoft, it's IBM, Apple and virtually all other tech companies pushing for the same.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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You white collar type are all alike. 163k in H1B visas is laughable. Our labor force is over 130 million so what is 163k. You guys who see this as a major issue are probably the same guys who don't care about illegal alliens. There were between 10 and 20 million illegal alliens in our country last year of which less than 2 percent were here looking for H1B visas. Maybe you guys should look at the broader issue.

I do find it worrisome when governement contractors and NASA are coming out openly and stating that we don't have enough educated people to fill the amount of jobs they currently need.

Of course Bill Gates and any other biz owner is going to want more liberal laws on H1B visas and any other legal way to get otherwise illegal labor in the country. The larger a labor pool the more skilled it is likely to be and the cheaper it will be according to the laws of supply and demand.



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Low Orbit
You white collar type are all alike. 163k in H1B visas is laughable. Our labor force is over 130 million so what is 163k. You guys who see this as a major issue are probably the same guys who don't care about illegal alliens. There were between 10 and 20 million illegal alliens in our country last year of which less than 2 percent were here looking for H1B visas. Maybe you guys should look at the broader issue.

I do find it worrisome when governement contractors and NASA are coming out openly and stating that we don't have enough educated people to fill the amount of jobs they currently need.

Of course Bill Gates and any other biz owner is going to want more liberal laws on H1B visas and any other legal way to get otherwise illegal labor in the country. The larger a labor pool the more skilled it is likely to be and the cheaper it will be according to the laws of supply and demand.


But you also realize that 163,000 doesn't cycle each year, it's CUMULATIVE, meaning each year we add 163K more available foreign workers to the pool that we already have. When we bring in people on H1B's, a lot of the money they make is sent back to their country of origin. That does nothing to help the local economies. The only ones who profit are the companies who get cheap labor from those on the visa.

So instead of dissolving the cap on H1B's, which we know does harm to this country, why not push for spending on programs to encourage more enrollments in science and technology in colleges? If we lack skilled labor, why the hell are we looking for shortcuts by bringing in foreigners to do the work and send the money elsewhere instead of focusing on how to enroll more bright minds FROM this country in science and tech fields where the workers are needed most?



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 09:21 PM
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Sos do you understand how much money is sent back to Mexico from the US each year? Look it up you will be impressed.

Well big businesses point is that they need techincal labor and it's not their fault that the US only puts out morons. Either the job goes overseas possibly with the company or the job comes over here.

It isn't in big business' interest to have an educated labor pool in the US since educated American labor pool translates to more expensive labor. People cut corners it is the neo American way.

Good thing Obama understands he needs to solve the worlds empoyment problems not just ours at home, and good luck to those looking for work in 2009.


[edit on 9-2-2009 by Low Orbit]



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by sos37
...why not push for spending on programs to encourage more enrollments in science and technology in colleges? If we lack skilled labor, why the hell are we looking for shortcuts by bringing in foreigners to do the work and send the money elsewhere instead of focusing on how to enroll more bright minds FROM this country in science and tech fields where the workers are needed most?


Back up 50 years, when USA didn't want to lose the "space race" and did exactly that. By the 1980's the country's best and brightest were going into business, law, and economics, because that was where the money was, no longer in engineering and science.

Interesting, No Child Left Behind was created to "encourage" more students to take more math and science classes to prepare them for college and careers in science and technology. NCLB instead is forcing students with 65 IQs to take "college prep" classes. Students on the other side of the IQ bell curve are learning to be excellent test takers.

The truly academic capable are finding reduced college aide, with increasing costs, and many times reductions in teaching staff at colleges. Also, corporations, to cut expenses, no longer offer the education opportunities they once offered.

Fifty years ago, American corporations were proud to be American. Many now prefer to be international, holding no special allegiance to America nor to the American worker, except at tax time and bailout time.
Their allegiance is to the global economy, and they will always be in search of the cheapest labor, either by outsourcing or insourcing.



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