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The H1b scam

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The federal H1b program is intended to allow foreign workers into the US to do high-skill jobs for which employers can’t find qualified domestic workers. In reality, it’s a way for US employers to lower their labor costs, ignoring the large pool of fully qualified (but more expensive) US workers in favor of cheap foreign labor.

This isn’t a small program, either; in 2014 there were 124,326 new applications approved and 191,531 renewed. Since this is a three-year program with one possible renewal, the total number of H1b foreign workers in the US is triple that, or close to a million lower-wage workers in positions that should otherwise go to US workers at much higher wages. 

Where are those workers coming from? According to a recent report to Congress, in 2012 most – 64% – come from India, with no other country sending anywhere close to that many (China came closest at 7.6%).

Given that so many come from India, and that they’re coming under the pretense that they are significantly more qualified than their American counterparts, you may be stunned to learn just how poor the Indian training system when it comes to computer programming.

According to a 2017 skills assessment of graduating Indian software engineers conducted by Aspiring Minds, an Indian skills assessment company:

  • Out of the 2 problems given per candidate, only 14% engineers are able to write compilable codes for both and only 22% write compilable code for exactly one problem.
  • Only 14.67% of engineers are employable for IT Services company, while a worryingly low percentage of 2.47% are observed to be employable in IT Product company.
  • Amazingly, just 2.21% of candidates are able to write functionally and logically correct code.

This is the labor pool from which we’re pulling the majority of overseas workers, who our US staff supposedly cannot compete with.

If you want to learn more about how we’re being played by the H1b program, see this recent 60 Minutes story, or spend some time on the Protect US Workers site. It’s an outrage, and it needs to be stopped.

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7 Responses to The H1b scam

  1. BMF says:

    *** The federal H1b program is intended to allow foreign workers into the US to do high-skill jobs for which employers can’t find qualified domestic workers. In reality, it’s a way for US employers to lower their labor costs, ignoring the large pool of fully qualified (but more expensive) US workers in favor of cheap foreign labor. ***

    This is EXACTLY correct, and it’s been going on for at least 20 years.

    • GrinNBarrett says:

      I was taught by my mom “You get what you pay for”. Another area they are employed by is software companies and other where technical help is needed. I can never understand them and they talk fast. Many times I have to request a good English speaking person and I do. Just about everyone uses them I wasted over 800 minutes of my cell phone minutes trying between att and Amazon to get email to work and resolve a problem with a payment. I believe Circuit City did this also years ago and within a short time they closed for good. You need good people to succeed.

  2. Samuel says:

    I’m not surprised at all. This is my life. They are inept at best and their culture does not think for themselves but instead are reactionary which prevents them from producing original thought or to be anything other than yes men.

  3. NC says:

    Sorry I deleted my comment because it just felt too stupid to leave up and post.

    • Samuel says:

      Nope, your comment illustrated exactly the utter stupidity of the culture. Culture is the issue. There are some Indians that break free of the bobble headed moron culture and are really intelligent individuals. There are others who are raised in a western society that are raised in our culture, and shard our cultural traits who exhibit logical thought and assertiveness. But the Indian culture itself teaches servitude, ineptness and lack of ability to string together two simple steps in a process. Oh, and extreme arrogance, let’s not forget arrogance!

  4. RT Hawk says:

    Thought it was funny NC!

    After reading the article Andrew Dice Clay clip 1st thing thought of lol!

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=andrew+dice+clay+buying+tampons+youtube&view=detail&mid=1FD7ABC391B1EBCFE0C81FD7ABC391B1EBCFE0C8&FORM=VIRE

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