Tech Workers Betrayed by Employers' Use of H-1B Visa

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    Jun 16, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    NYT: The H-1B visa program does not require companies to recruit American workers before looking overseas.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/opinion/workers-betrayed-by-visa-loopholes.html?ref=opinion
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    Jun 16, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    The H-1B visa is looking more and more like the H1Z1 virus. icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 16, 2015 2:58 PM GMT

    Nothing new here. Your tax dollars at work.
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    Jun 16, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    "Many of these good ideas were contained in a Senate bill to overhaul the immigration system. That bill died, killed by hard-liners in the House who objected to its provisions for unauthorized immigrants."

    Hard-liners = Republican Tea Baggers. Who wouldn't have any legislative influence if not only you didn't vote for them specifically, but voted for ANY Republican, to give these radical nutjobs the majority they need to run Congress. Otherwise they would be an impotent minority. Vote for one Republican and you vote for them all, Tea Baggers included.
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    Jun 16, 2015 4:38 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
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    Hard-liners = Republican Tea Baggers. Who wouldn't have any legislative influence if not only you didn't vote for them specifically, but voted for ANY Republican, to give these radical nutjobs the majority they need to run Congress. Otherwise they would be an impotent minority. Vote for one Republican and you vote for them all, Tea Baggers included.

    Yes, yes, Artless. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - RW Emerson
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    Jun 16, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    Art_Deco said
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    Hard-liners = Republican Tea Baggers. Who wouldn't have any legislative influence if not only you didn't vote for them specifically, but voted for ANY Republican, to give these radical nutjobs the majority they need to run Congress. Otherwise they would be an impotent minority. Vote for one Republican and you vote for them all, Tea Baggers included.

    Yes, yes, Artless. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - RW Emerson

    "...and the truth will make you free." - John 8:32

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    Jun 16, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe H-1B visa is looking more and more like the H1Z1 virus. icon_eek.gif


    Thanks to the H-1B and JP Morgan Chase, it's starting to look like little India around here.
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    Jun 16, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidThe H-1B visa is looking more and more like the H1Z1 virus. icon_eek.gif


    Thanks to the H-1B and JP Morgan Chase, it's starting to look like little India around here.

    Better India than Iraq!
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    Jun 17, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    It's disgraceful. Same thing happening in Canada. I worked for a company that outsourced from another country and I was gob smacked when the HR guys happily explained how easy it was to get around the already toothless rules here!
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    Jun 17, 2015 2:19 AM GMT
    Disney Reverses, Rehires All Fired Tech Employees

    NYT: Employees who were laid off and had to train their foreign replacements have had their jobs restored with no explanation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/us/in-turnabout-disney-cancels-tech-worker-layoffs.html
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    Jun 17, 2015 2:41 AM GMT
    MGINSD said
    freedomisntfree said
    paulflexes saidThe H-1B visa is looking more and more like the H1Z1 virus. icon_eek.gif


    Thanks to the H-1B and JP Morgan Chase, it's starting to look like little India around here.

    Better India than Iraq!
    I dunno...guys from both countries can be pretty damn hot. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 17, 2015 2:42 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidDisney Reverses, Rehires All Fired Tech Employees

    NYT: Employees who were laid off and had to train their foreign replacements have had their jobs restored with no explanation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/us/in-turnabout-disney-cancels-tech-worker-layoffs.html
    Awesome! And no explanation is needed. It's just good to see they did the right thing. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 18, 2015 6:29 AM GMT
    I believe we are a nation of immigrants.

    The flood of H1-Bs speaks to something quite different.

    1. The unwillingness of U.S. citizens to learn in demand skills.
    2. Favoritism of H1 folks, who are in management.
    3. Cheap labor by big corps.

    I work in IT. My incoming job line get as many as 200 calls each and every day. About 90% of those calling don't speak English well.