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Abolish H1B Visa program

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H-1B program is flawed beyond repair. It should be abolished in favor of something smarter. Corporations have no place being immigration middle men. Immigration is about something much more pure and sacrosanct than corporate profits. It needs to be abolished in favor of permanent immigration as opposed to corporate sponsorship. Immigration should be limited to 5% of net job gains each year. In years when we have job loss, It should be restricted. Off course there will be more people would applying than we have openings for. Then acceptance should be based on first come first serve basis. The case is about economics and national interest, and has nothing to do with race. The reason H1B visa holders are so easily exploited is because of corporate sponsorship. Green cards in sustainable numbers would make them equal players in the labor market. An H-1B visa amounts to second class labor and corporate sponsorship gives companies leverage against American workers wages and salary. This hurts American workers directly and it hurts us as a nation indirectly.

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4 hours ago
Someone from Columbia, SC writes:
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H1B visa changes could benefit Indian IT professionals: Expert WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program may end up benefiting Indian IT professionals in terms of higher wages, a US expert today said. The new rules for the visas could raise labour costs for both technology companies and businesses using outsourcing services in the US, said Ignatius Chithelen, founder and managing partner of Banyan Tree Capital Management in a op-ed at the Wharton website. "These extra costs are estimate .. If, starting in 2018, H-1B visas are issued to those with the highest wages and skills, Indian professionals could benefit. Indians graduating with advanced degrees in the US and highly skilled professionals in India applying for H-1B jobs should then be able to find jobs with higher wages and better working conditions," he said. According to a survey released by Harvey Nash Pulse, si .. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58407516.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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Someone from Wayne, PA writes:
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Rajshree G. from Denver, CO For an Oracle backend developer, one of the best skills to “grow” is a working knowledge of Informatica. Do they teach Informatica at the INDIAN crash classes? I know they teach JAVA. Every INDIAN H-1b has had a class in “JAVA for Dummies”.
4 hours ago
Someone from Columbia, SC writes:
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Indian teacher sentenced for H-1B visa fraud in US HOUSTON: A 58-year-old Indian teacher in the US has been fined over USD 50,000 and ordered to serve three years of supervised release by a court for defrauding several Indians on the pretext of providing them H-1B visas and teaching jobs in America. George Mariadas Kurusu, a H1-B visa holder and former Fort Stockton Independent School District (FSISD) teacher, was also ordered to forfeit USD 5,987 to the government and serve three years of supervised release. He has been in federal .. Kurusu also lied on an application to renew his visa. However, he began placing advertisements in a newspaper in Hyderabad, providing services for a fee to individuals who were seeking teaching positions in the US. Kurusu led applicants to believe that they had to go through his business in order to both obtain a visa and a job. He asked the victims to pay large fees on the .. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58403920.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
4 hours ago
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Indian Jailed for Cheating H1-B holders The US court had sentenced an Indian man, who was under federal custody since May last year, after he pleaded guilty for cheating several H1-B visa holders. According to reports, the 58-year old George Mariadas Kurusu has been taken into custody last year for defrauding Indian youngsters in the name of offering H1-B visas and jobs in America. George, who's a former teacher at Fort Stockton Independent School District (FSISD), used to charge around $50,000 per individual's 'visa package' and he further charged 15% from their monthly salaries. All these activities where performed by the company established by him in 2012- Samaritan Educational Services (Samaritan). The matter propelled out only when few of the H1-B holders and victims began to question George over his ill-scheme. With a view to calm down their arguments and voices, the Indian-born teacher cautioned them of losing visas and jobs and he further alarmed they would be deported back home if they approach FSISD. Finally, this wire-fraud scheme has come under the light in May last year and he was taken into custody and after interrogation, George admitted and confessed to defrauding charges. Earlier this week, the US District Judge Louis Guirola delivered a 11 months of jail sentence and ordered the defrauder pay USD 53,004.51. The US sleuths also seized his company FSISD for violating the US laws and cheating people from India. - See more at: http://www.gulte.com/trending/57686/Indian-Jailed-for-Cheating-H1-B-holders#sthash.nRdgV3Mc.dpuf
5 hours ago
Someone from Calabasas, CA writes:
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I couldn't be happier that the criminal Indian scumbags have been named and indicted by the us department of justice for abusing Americans and illegally disrupting our workforce because Mohamed Hussein Obama gave them his permission. Parasitic Indian scumbags violate numerous American laws as they continue to pillage the United States. We Americans, especially white Americans, must absolutely break as many laws as possible against Indian hordes. They can't be the only ones who are lawless in our country. We must be lawless against the Indian hordes if we plan to defeat them. Discrimination is illegal? The Indians don't care about that and neither should any Americans who are being victimized by these dotted brown animals who defecate around their dinner tables. That is America's fundemental problem now. These Indian animals break our laws and expect us to be law abiding! It's illegal to discriminate at the workplace but these Indian beasts don't care. Well, it's illegal to discriminate against race when renting/selling homes and apartments, but I don't care. My properties don't have a single Indian slumdog family occupying them and I'm proud of that. No Indians are allowed in my community. I have actually had Indian hordes kicked out of restaraunts in my community. Is it illegal to discriminate against these racist sycophants from India? Indians are here to break laws and steal the resources of the United States. They are not entitled to our country. They are not welcome here. I do my part to victimize all Indians who trespass on my communities. I encourage American students to target and discriminate against all Indian opt parasites who infect their universities. I encourage American professors in Ivy League universities to expel any Indian immigrant students the school allows to slither into their halls. We must be proud Americans who welcome immigrants of all other nations except from India. Indians are not welcome in my country. They're not welcome in my businesses, my properties or my schools. Indians violate millions of EEO laws. They are a lawless, soulless horde of animals. We must ignore all American laws and freely, openly and proudly discriminate against and destroy everything that is infecting our country from the criminal cesspool of India. If an Indian family is unfortunate enough to cross me in my neighborhood, they must realize that any consequence that follows is entirely their fault. They chose to invade our country because of Mohamed Hussein Obama, and now it is my duty and our duty as Americans to purge this enemy horde plague from India, out of our country forever. These are not human beings. They are beasts that devour entire industries and defecate on what remains. Burn India burn. Curse everything that slithers in from India.
5 hours ago
Someone from Wayne, PA writes:
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Obama cashing in. First Wall Street, then on to INDIA? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4443980/Obama-make-400-000-Wall-Street-speech.html
7 hours ago
Someone from Plano, TX writes:
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White House Briefing Singles Out IT Firms for H1B Abuse>>>>>> Following on the heels of President Trump’s executive order on H1B visa reform, a White House briefing on the program gave a scathing review of Indian IT outsourcing firms. While the proposed measures to change the H1B visa program may impact these companies, this is the first time that the administration has openly accused them of taking advantage of the annual lottery....................... “You may know their names well, but like the top recipients of the H-1B visa are companies like Tata, Infosys, Cognizant, (HCL, WIpro, Mahendra Tech, Accenture, Capgemini, CSC etc) — they will apply for a very large number of visas, more than they get, by putting extra tickets in the lottery raffle, if you will, and then they’ll get the lion’s share of visas.” The senior official giving the briefing went on to say that those three companies were being mentioned by name because they are the top three recipients of H1B visas each year. Adding to that distinction is the fact that they pay an average wage of $65,000 per year compared to software engineers employed directly in Silicon Valley, that make twice as much.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> No More Lottery System?....................... These comments seem to be laying the groundwork for scrapping the annual lottery, and shifting the award of H1B visas to a merit based system. That would dovetail with the USCIS recent announcement that entry level computer programmers would no longer be eligible for the H1B visa, which is part of the outsourcing companies’ pool of contractors........................ This series of announcements, executive orders and now direct accusations of program abuse may signal the end of the widespread dominance of the program by IT outsourcing companies. The H1B visa is supposed to be for specialty occupation that cannot be filled by a qualified American worker......................... “Instead you’re bringing in a lot of times workers who are actually less skilled and lower paid than the workers that they’re replacing. So, if the current system that awards visas randomly without regard for skill or wage is changed to a skills-based awarding, it would make it extremely difficult to use the visa to replace or undercut American workers.”>>>>>>>>>> The Indian Government Continues to Lobby for IT Workers.................... Notwithstanding all of this, the Indian government continues to lobby to maintain the current H1B visa system, which obviously employs thousands of Indian IT workers. Strangely, India characterizes the H1B visa as a trade issue, rather than an immigration issue, and thinks that changing the program is an unfair restraint of trade and violates international treaties. They have even made veiled threats to retaliate if the program is changed to impact Indian workers........................ This is a strong sign of how reliant India has become on the ability to export entry level IT workers to other countries, and Australian and Singapore are also following the US policy of tightening work visa requirements. Unfortunately, India has little hope of swaying the Trump administration to its point of view, as protecting jobs for US citizens is a top priority........................ For some reason, India seems to feel that countries with a strong tech industry like the US, have a duty to hire inexperienced IT workers so that they can gain on the job training to then bring back to India. The outsourcing companies have been the main funnel for this practice, so it is no wonder there are complaints. If the White House comments are any indication, these companies will no longer be the main players in the US H1B visa scheme, and will have to find another way to employ Indian workers at home..........................Guys keep in touch with your City Council/Congressmen/Senators........ Call/Write to them every day and keep this issue alive till just and fair outcome for all concerned is achieved