When President Obama was participating in a live video chat, Jennifer Wedel asked him, “Why does the government continue to issue and extend H-1B visas when there are tons of Americans just like my husband with no job?” Her husband is a semiconductor engineer who was laid off three years ago and is still unable to find an engineering job.
We all would like the answer to that question.
The U.S. Census [...]
H-1B Hogs Swindling ‘Average’ Americans
“…The Department of Labor uses four levels of classification. The first two require little or no higher-order thinking. They are entry-level positions, which is where the vast majority of H-1B workers are concentrated. Very few, only 11 percent, fall into the top category and “plan and conduct work-requiring judgment and independent evaluation”—DOL’s words.
Three percent of a typical Microsoft H-1B visa intake are level four workers—i.e., do [...]
H-1B Is Just Another Gov’t. Subsidy – ComputerwoÂÂrld
“…But Nobel economist Milton Friedman scoffs at the idea of the government stocking a farm system for the likes of Microsoft and Intel. “There is no doubt,” he says, “that the [H-1B] program is a benefit to their employers, enabling them to get workers at a lower wage, and to that extent, it is a subsidy…ÂÂ”
The latest GAO report on the H-1B visa [...]