This is one of the reasons the entire middle class is getting wiped out!

I totally agree with this person and I believe he knocked the article out of the ball park with this one.

Lastly, I am in no way against immigrants, or Indians, or immigration. I am for all of these, and I am fighting for all of the above and US citizens!

You really need to read the rest of this article.

Probably more so, because it doesn’t benefit anyone except big corporations, US government and immigration lawyers. It doesn’t benefit the immigrant, nor the permanent residents, nor the citizens of this country. It penalizes all 3 of these classes of people heavily instead.

Unfortunately the cucks in the government and big tech will never do anything about this or pretend to exist that this problem does not exist and would like to make this problem worse.

This article aims to educate the masses on the problems with this ridiculous visa program so that they can fight to abolish this particular visa system or improve heavily upon it to benefit the beneficiaries of the visa and the citizens.

Let’s look at the way H1B visa is detrimental to these 3 classes of people — Immigrants, Permanent Residents and Citizens.

https://medium.com/@seeminglyquiet/modern-day-slavery-in-america-the-h1b-visa-800be3a3df54#.npl88epan

Your silence enables those who would force you into extreme poverty using the H-1B as ammunition – End the #h1b

Folks, this isn’t just happening to folks like me who went into the Navy instead of College.

I have the same skills you do, maybe better as my skills are very broad instead of narrow and focused and I can’t buy an interview.

So I fight with the only thing I have left which are my skills and a computer.

Many of you may think this is only happening to Americans and that is not right as it is happening to anybody that has worked in tech and is over the age of 35, maybe 45.

Virgil, Hats off to you for all your efforts to keep American jobs in USA. I immigrated to USA from India 20 years back and in my 50s finding it a challenge to hold on to the IT job. Hopefully all your efforts will start paying off this year finally. We are a silent majority standing with you. RS

Those that have immigrated and become American citizens are experiencing it and if not, they realize that it is but a matter of time.

Kumar is an H-1B and he is facing it because his age is starting to get up there as well and because he fights the caste and unscrupulous firms that will not hire Americans in America.

https://www.youtube.com/user/kumar81458/feed

I get why you are scared to speak out, and I understand it, but your silence enables those that would do this to you.

So if you can’t speak out because you are still employed in the STEM industry, then make a donation to fund those like me that will speak out so that we can afford to do what is necessary to put a stop to this war on American workers.

 

H-1B Holders, if you truly are the best and brightest that India has, why are you not building India as a leader?

The idea of national solidarity today is dependent on International Cooperation.True solidarity begins with the solitary (H-1B worker) and Uncle Sam has alienated foreign contract workers for
over two decades to create a humongous digital divide between two classes of workers – those with rights, and those without.

Under Mr Trump’s leadership, efforts will be made to restrict foreign companies from petitioning alien workers for a work visa. Because companies have been under paying their sponsored employees; the resulting labor arbitrage has been favourable in displacing american workers from employment.

Donald Trump however, is in favour of the H-1B visa program. He has advocated increasing the prevailing wage paid to the H-1B workers . The idea to increase the minimum prevailing wage of the H-1B workers is to bridge the wage discrimination divide between local and guest workers; thus increasing salaries and making the labor market more competitive. Raising the prevailing wage for foreign workers, would also make the ‘brokerage of talent’ less favourable to companies solely dependant on H-1B workers.

Increasing the prevailing wage will have two immediate benefits on the American labor market – one, it will reward ‘foreign talent not available locally’, thus restoring the original mandate of the H-1B visa program; and will give the entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and resident workers in the U.S. allowing African Americans, Hispanic and female workers  who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program.

Mr Trump has also recognized America’s need for high skilled foreign workers, especially in the STEM fields, and has specifically mentioned Indian students, while saying smart foreign students educated in the US should be allowed to remain, work, and be given a path to citizenship.

While evaluating proposals for immigration reform –security, equality, family and community are the watchwords used by human rights activists. And any proposals that deny people their rights or benefits because of their visa status moves away from equality. Forthcoming visa reforms promises to treat guest workers with respect and dignity.

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/green-carrot-americas-work-visa-crisis/donald-trump-and-the-indian-techie/

See that part there about entry-level jobs?

You just slapped me in the face and I’m seeing red because we are the ones that trained you guys when we were given no choice if we wanted our severance package.

But, I am going to ignore that for now because we need to fix this problem.

I want you to watch this video, and when it gets to the point where he discusses the brain drain where you guys and gals are leaving your country without people with the skills you have which is essentially dooming your country as a country without leaders that can fix problems is no different than a ship adrift at sea.

Why doesn’t Vanity Fare and MAYA KOSOFF realize that American Students and Parents will be able to work again to provide for their families?

While some tech C.E.O.s will likely seek ways to accommodate the incoming president, curtailing high-skilled immigration remains a nonstarter for the tech industry, which has dramatically scaled up its lobbying power in recent years. The vast majority of the Valley is actively opposed to a freeze or reform of the H-1B visa laws, which allow foreign students to stay and work in the U.S. after graduating from college. Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and others in the tech community signed onto a briefsubmitted to the Supreme Court in favor of Obama’s executive actions, arguing that allowing the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country to contribute to the U.S. economy would benefit the tech industry and the country. “As I travel around the world, I see many nations turning inwards. I hear growing voices for building walls and distancing people labeled as ‘other,’” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post earlier this year. “Whether it’s refugees, undocumented immigrants, or under-represented minorities, I hope we have the wisdom to understand that the best path forward is always to bring people together, not divide them.” And if the Republican-led federal government decides it would rather drive would-be immigrants away? Beijing, Waterloo, Toronto, and Berlin are waiting with open arms.

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/could-trump-trigger-a-silicon-valley-brain-drain

I ask this question because of the headline of this article suggesting that Americans are not qualified for squat.

Folks, we are the ones that put rockets on the moon and built the infrastructure that makes America the country where everybody wants to be a citizen, Long Before the non-immigrant guest worker slavery program was implemented in 1990.

We can still do it IF people like zuckerberg and the publisher of Vanity Fare will simply give us the opportunity to compete.

Zuckerberg, are you really too stupid to realize that when you destroy the ability of the people to provide for their families, they turn to the people of their community and their country to stop the globalization that is destroying their lives like it did mine.

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This is happening world wide and it is happening via a game of musical countries that were created by Free Trade Agreements where we sent our citizens jobs to other countries, and via the purchasing of non-immigrant guest worker licenses to displace Americans in America from the remaining jobs.

It is this destruction that voted Trump in.

So tell me Vanity Fare, Maya Kosoff and Mark Zuckerberg.

Are you the type of leader that nurtures the people of our country so that we can provide opportunity for all of our citizens, whether they be native born or naturalized?

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Or are you the boss that only wants to hire illegal immigrants and non-immigrant guest workers as cheap, compliant slave labor that will do as you say, rather than offer them a way to build a decent future for their family?

The vast majority of people I know like this voted for Trump.

No truer words have been spoken.

Put yourself in my shoes.

Try and take care of your family when NOBODY will give you the time of day.

I have a Chinese-immigrant friend in that situation. She is thoroughly assimilated into American life, and has even held local political office. But Wednesday morning, she said that she was “grieving” over Trump’s election, and asked how people could possibly vote for such an evil man. I replied:

You should to try to understand why many of those who voted for Trump have been grieving for a long time. You have a job that you love and are very dedicated to. On top of that, you are a single mother, and need a job. Suppose one day your school informs you that you are being terminated, replaced by a cheaper foreign national on an H-1B work visa. (In fact, there are many H-1B teachers.) Moreover, you discover after losing your job that, in spite of the fact that you have much valuable experience, good recommendations from employers and so on, no one wants to hire you. In fact, very few employers even grant you interviews.

I know many people who have had exactly that experience. They are mad and frustrated, and feel that neither major political party cares about them one whit. Then someone like Trump comes along who has a written platform that promises to tighten up H-1B policy, and who even invites a displaced programmer to speak at one of his rallies, while Hillary has basically said she would make H-1B policy even more liberal, rather than tightening it. The vast majority of people I know like this voted for Trump. And by the way, they are a diverse, educated group, not the white males without college degrees that the media has portrayed them to be.

https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/another-angry-white-male-tom-friedman/

Tim Cook, when Apple refuses to water the garden in America, the garden dies and our children are that garden #h1b

Other issues addressed in the Microsoft blog include the need for investment in infrastructure such as highways and bridges and the link between diversity and economic success. “Over a third of our engineers have come from other countries – 157 countries, in fact,” Smith wrote. “We have employees from every race, ethnic background and religion.  If there’s a language spoken on the planet, there’s a good chance that it’s spoken by an employee at Microsoft.”

Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which represents over 2,200 consumer technology companies, also cited the need for improved infrastructure and effective immigration policies in a Fortune column Wednesday. “To attract and retain the best and brightest workers, the U.S. must increase the number of H-1B visas for highly skilled immigrants,” he wrote.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/10/apple-ceo-tim-cook-sends-memo-to-employees-after-trump-victory-urges-unity.html

Americans were the best and brightest and still are.

But when our companies hire only H-1B non-immigrant guest workers, that denies the children of America the opportunity to grow.

Many of those children will not even realize their potential until a mentor shows them what they can do.

And our tech industry is hell bent on denying them that opportunity.

As an example, I would put myself up against any manager in any of the tech industry companies, but I am not given that opportunity because of age discrimination and caste and because at the ripe young age of 17 I chose to serve my country rather than go to college.

How many others are being denied the opportunity to compete?

Have we forgotten already what made us the country that everybody else wants to become a citizen of?

life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream

 

Indian enterprises lose a third of data during disruptions and power outages: study – #h1b

Interesting submission from Walter N.

APARAJITA  CHOUDHURY ,
4 NOVEMBER 2016

https://yourstory.com/2016/11/data-loss-power-outages/

Indian enterprises lose an average of 37 percent data during disruptions and power outages, 53 percent of which is attributed to IT hardware failures, according to a study conducted by Zerto and Ovum.


(The year now is 2016.   Half of all the lost data is caused by “IT hardware failures” in a century when all the electronics are solid state devices sealed in hard cases and untouchable.   No delicate vacuum tubes.  No unsealed disk plates.   Wiring insulation on stationary circuits is perfect.   Connectors with gold contacts are perfect and sealed.     How can these numbers be believed?   Worse still,  why are they bragging about these numbers in paragraph one?)

The survey also revealed that over 50 percent of Indian enterprises have a formal disaster recovery programme in place to protect their enterprises     while (only) a third of the CIOs surveyed have multiple disaster recovery sites to back them up.     31 percent of the Indian enterprises surveyed consider cloud-based solutions for disaster recovery as an option.

(So the other 50 percent of Indian enterprises do NOT have a formal disaster recovery program in place.    Nobody cares apparently.   It is not their own data.   The data at risk belongs to the Americans.    India’s disaster quickly becomes the USA’s disaster.   I have read about it.    Recall  the UK’s NHS $4B disaster,    RBS Royal Bank of Scotland ATM’s down for weeks,  State of Texas,   Baggage piles,   Airline shutdowns,  etc.   )


The report, ‘New catalysts setting the pace for disaster recovery initiatives’ analyses the findings of a survey that interviewed 400 enterprises from eight countries in the region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan.     The biggest causes of disruption are natural disasters (55 percent) and IT hardware failure (55 percent), followed by power failures (45 percent) and network failures (43 percent).

(So these 8 countries have accounted for their biggest negative issues which are caused by natural disaster [their word],  IT hardware,  electric power,  and Network causes.     Apparently we are to assume that the missing 45% that are causing disruptions are caused by human incompetence.

This is “setting the pace” for disaster [their word] recovery in 400 enterprises.

Reads to me like an environment that I would not want my business  to depend on. )


57 percent of them committed to cloud architecture infrastructure when it comes to data centre spends and investment opportunities.    
(See related supporting logic July 12, 2016.)


Findings across Asia-Pacific
72 percent of the organisations across Asia-Pacific experienced at least an hour of data loss after a disruption, with 33 percent experiencing a loss of one to five hours of data.

“The findings of this report show that no company is immune to a potential outage or disaster    and in the event this does strike, the first few minutes are critical to recovering as quickly as possible,” said Andrew Martin, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Zerto.

Andrew added, “Organisations across the Asia-Pacific region need the ability to revert back to minutes before an outage, ensuring they have up-to-date resources and files.    This is how disaster recovery plans really need to evolve to an IT resilience strategy to avoid not only downtime but the risk of brand damage and potential customer loss.    IT resilience ensures that from a customer or end-user perspective, there is no interruption to service.”

(So these 8 countries – their customer can not tolerate any interruption to service.  “no interruption”.    Zero.

However,    merely the “loss” of 5 hours of data is acceptable.     How much data is active in 5 hours of time?   Who measures with these units?

Is “loss” of 5 hours significant to the 5 hour morning issuings of new Drivers Licenses from 8am to 1pm ?    Maybe one Drivers License every 20 minutes.    3 every hour.   15 missing Driver’s Licenses inside their computer on average each event.   Is that “loss” significant?    I say 15 is a  WOW  unacceptable answer.

Maybe some Motor Vehicle Department can tolerate those data losses.

Pharmaceuticals is a clearer example.
What about 300 opioid tablets into each bottle when the machine can fill 1,000 bottles an hour for 5 hours?   (300 per X 5,000 bottles =  Is that loss of data on 1,500,000 opioid tablets still acceptable?    No big deal for 33 percent of these 400 companies.   33 percent is 132 companies don’t care.

Well,  I care.    OFFSHORING is a quality disaster.     The CLOUD ditto.    But they brag about it.    They name the countries.   They count the companies.   They publish the collective numbers.   They brag.)


Over 45 percent of enterprises in Asia-Pacific consider disaster recovery software a top data centre investment priority, ranking it third behind cloud architecture and infrastructure and security.

(Disaster Recovery is merely the 3rd priority for scarce investment funds.
CLOUD architecture was
2nd,  or a higher priority.   [layouts of a hierarchical nature done on paper]
Infrastructure in
1st place [hard goods which have mass.   Racks.  Lights.  Raised Floors.  Etc.]  and
Security after I count 3rd to 2nd to 1st and I have reached
zero priority.   Illogical.   Strange.   Security has to be cameras, locks, alarms, badges, impressive looking logo.   Imitate the Rock of Gibraltar.

“Disaster Recovery” was an after-thought.    Low priority.    Like fire insurance.    The importance goes up after the first large claim is filed.   Otherwise it is the 5th item in line.   It did not even rate having an assigned number.   It got number zero   because the whole prioritization scale was numbered illogically backwards.     In one sentence it is the “top” priority, while in the same sentence it is placed least important lowest of the group.)



79 percent of enterprises recognise customer expectation as the biggest driving force for increased spending on disaster recovery, making it the top factor in Asia-Pacific.    Other major factors driving disaster recovery spend include digital initiatives (68 percent), increased mobile usage (67 percent), stricter regulatory requirements (67 percent), and increased cyber-attacks (66 percent).

Ovum believes that the disaster recovery market will move to a new growth phase and a new generation of software-defined and cloud-ready solutions.    This move is seeing business and IT leaders making disaster recovery an essential element of infrastructure strategy discussions.

(This entire article which is full of bragging is now understandable.    This magazine article “study” is actually a sales pitch promoting DRaaS, a new business product to sell.    Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Somebody throws the risk over the fence and decides to let somebody else worry about it.    Works great.     But …

Only problem is, — when that secondary outfit fails to do the job,  it is your business which goes out of business due to a Disaster which failed to accomplish a Recovery.    For the incompetent failing outfit,  failing is not a crime.)


Adrian Ho, Principal Analyst at Ovum Asia-Pacific, said, “Customer expectation is recognised as the biggest driving force; these are the customers who are also very unforgiving if enterprises are caught short on disaster recovery capabilities in an event of outage of any nature.”

19 percent of enterprises in Asia-Pacific have already deployed a cloud solution when outsourcing their disaster recovery.    A further 17 percent will implement Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) over the next 12 months, and 29 percent are considering DRaaS with no firm plans.    This suggests that a majority of enterprises in Asia-Pacific will adopt DRaaS over the next 12 to 36 months.

(Disasters are not typically simple like this article’s title.   Not merely data “disruptions”    and power failures.

Disasters can be earthquakes   involving complete loss of computer hardware,  databases, and the building housing all of that.    There can be complete loss of electric power infrastructure,  and the data connection network.
Remember the data connection network likely crosses oceans.     Most critically there can be a sudden total loss of one third of the skilled personnel.   Eight hours out of 24 hours.    There can even be the sudden total loss of all the skilled personnel    if both offices and residential apartments are simultaneously destroyed.    Imagine sudden  loss of all of the data architecture diagrams and layouts.    Knowledge gone.     Think of the impressive system charts which were thumb-tacked to the no longer existing cubicle walls.

It is a disaster when your Information Systems building is suddenly a 30 foot high pile of smoking rubble    jiggling throughout a following month of aftershocks.

This article is pathetic.

Is the critical DATA for backing up synchronised to a specific CCYYMMDDHHMMSST and kept offsite and safe?    Is it out of the country?   Is it out of the continent?   Is it above ground and vulnerable or underground with multiple secure access entrances?     We are not told any of that.     India, relying on the CLOUD inside India    is hardly adequate when the disaster is an earthquake.    Or,  conceivably a nuclear exchange with a nearby neighbor   —  that might cost  say Milwaukee Wisconsin all of it’s city property tax records.

Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 and it affected two states,  with concentrated destruction to an entire single city.   The death toll in just those two states was 1,836 people.

In comparison,  Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake killed 8,019 people, with 17,866 injured.     Mount Everest actually moved a measurable amount of distance.   3 Centimeters horizontally.

Imagine trying to accomplish  system Disaster Recovery of your CLOUD based essentials in the midst of an  earthquake situation which happened 12,000 miles distant.   With ground liquification.   With fires, dust and flooding.

Is the lost hardware, the physical databases,  and the replacement network available instantly to replace the lost same ?     Never forget that CHEAP had been the original goal.    Idle equipment is expensive.    Shared equipment is less expensive but every nut and bolt must match to the partner doing the sharing.   Maintenance is a nightmare.   Even harder when separated by half of the globe.     Obsolescence still is expensive.

This is not yet even considering the lost vital data which was spinning on those servers.   Delicate equipment does not bounce well from falls.   Delicate equipment does not tolerate temperature extremes and dust and polluted water.    Why is that important?    You can assume there will be no recovery of data from such bounced hardware.

Data loss is not acceptable at any number higher than zero.    Can a Motor Vehicle Department lose data?   A hospital ?   A prison ?   An insurance company ?   A bank ?    An airline ?   A single airliner missing in an ocean is searched for almost endlessly.    A single United States Marine lost on a battlefield in the Pacific seven decades ago is cherished when identifiable remains are found and returned to the USA.    http://www.ksla.com/story/33394818/after-70-years-the-remains-of-wwii-veteran-return-to-mississippi    Amelia Earhart is still being searched for.    Data is critical.

Five hours of data loss is not accepted anywhere that I have ever been associated with.     But, in India, they brag about losing 37% of data.    They write …  “72 percent of the organisations across Asia-Pacific experienced at least an hour of data loss after a disruption,     with 33 percent experiencing a loss of one to five hours of data.

I speak English.   We are not talking here about data delayed.   The word being used is “loss”.   Paragraph one.  Sentence one.   The third word.

Recovery requires knowledgeable people.     Your India employee’s loyalties have never been toward you and your flag and country.    Their loyalties were to paychecks from you.    Following a disaster,  their attention will be toward their own family and those disaster issues.    The hypothetical earthquake disaster happened in their country.    The real disaster of your business without computers comes back to the USA.

The likely unavailability of Skype due to overload or destruction     combined with the brittleness of India telephone wiring systems    is also discomforting.   Cellphone towers can topple.   Cellphone systems can get overloaded with users who are trying to solve for a massive regional disaster.

Are the skilled and suddenly unavailable personnel     being backed up with other skilled personnel who are standing by ready to go to work ?     Where are they?    Will speaking languages be an issue?    Will reading and writing be an issue?    If you need to train people – who is going to have the information and knowledge to impart to others?      This time, you Mister OFFSHORER do not have the weapon of threatened loss of Severance “Bonus” to induce trainers for 90 days.     Those who were formerly your loyal workforce back in the days of American prosperity — those people see your name come up in their Telephone CallerID and they let the phone go to the answering machine.

If disaster recovery takes a full year to accomplish,   can the bank or the insurance company or any government agency (for instance, MVD or a Licensing Department or Security organization)  on the far side of the globe  operate for a year without having their OFFSHORED “IT” system?    Blank computer screens.

Earthquakes do not give you warnings.

Have you ever actually run a full scale Disaster Recovery with a padlock on your entire existing system ?    Circuit Breakers to ALL of your equipment turned to OFF     and Circuit Breaker Cabinet Door padlocked shut.     The padlock click sound signifies the clock moment of the disaster happening.

Schedule such a test for overseas.     Make it an unannounced surprise on Friday of this week at 3:07pm local time, and begin a stopwatch running.    Keep that stopwatch timer running until the backup is up and synchronized.

Your biggest corporation issue is not going to be a mere loss of 5 hours of data.

Will your corporation or government survive the padlock test?
I do not think so.

Will you as the responsible executive survive the padlock test?
I again do not think so.
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American businesses do not yet realize that non-immigrants will NOT do business with you #h1b

Case in point

An Indian American hotelier in Michigan, Dipen Patel, 34, will be sentenced to jail after he admitted to using illegal chemicals he got from India to eliminate bed bugs in his guest rooms.

https://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2016/11/01/indian-american-hotelier-in-michigan-to-be-jailed-for-bringing-pesticides-from-india-to-kill-bed-bugs418914/#.WBlcDzJCEfw.facebook