Would a given reform proposal increase the number of jobs open to American tech people?

Some people ask me, “Isn’t it worthwhile to at least clamp down on the Infosyses, even if the Intels aren’t touched or are even rewarded?” They believe I am unreasonably waiting for a perfect reform proposal. But I am not. I have just one simple criterion:  Would a given reform proposal increase the number of jobs open to American tech people?

If a proposed solution is not predicated on the fact that the Intels a widely culpable too — say a solution that punishes the Infosyses but expands the number of visas for the Intels, by increasing the H-1B cap and/or a Staple a Green Card system — then there is no forward progress at all. Disney, for instance, would either switch from HCL to IBM or would hire the young Staple people.

There are people who hate the Infosyses so much that they are blinded to this. Yes, absolutely, the Infosyses are no angels. But getting them out of the way would only shift the problem, NOT solve it.


Let me show you what he is referring to by “shifting” the problem.

Here is a little article I wrote recently describing the pendulum swings in technology hiring.

We were the Road Warriors.

We were called in when your existing staff couldn’t fix the problem.

We were called in to take over for your existing staff when they were developing new systems and needed help maintaining the old systems.

We demanded a premium wage and we were able to get it because we had the skills to deliver.

We were willing to live out of the extended stay motels and willing to take on the project of the highest bidder at a moments notice.

It was a good life in the 80’s, 90’s, and up until about 2000.

So the corporations shifted their focus to hiring an immobile, compliant workforce who would not make waves for fear of being deported.

Thus was the H-1B era born.

For the most part, they were paid substantially less even though many had the same skills that we Road Warriors had.

But many were willing to pay for a proxy expert or dubbing artist to help them get work because they didn’t have these skills.

And their willingness to use caste to exclude Americans in America from working alongside of them became their downfall.

For them it was a good life in the 00’s, 10’s and up into the 20’s.

Thus we have seen the pendulum swing from the Road Warriors to the H-1B’s.

And now we are seeing it swing once again to the green card holders who will be similar to the Road Warriors which will force the corporations once again to seek a new form of cheap, compliant labor who will be shackled to their jobs.

When will we learn from our history and better yet, when will our government learn that it is up to them to balance the needs of capital and the rights of labor?



As of now, NASSCOM has zero credibility with Keep America At Work

What about the notion there that the Indian IT industry is taking away jobs from qualified Americans?

That’s an issue we’ve addressed and there our position is that all the data clearly points to the fact that there is a substantial shortage of skilled workers in the US; by skilled, I mean technically qualified in the STEM area. The estimates are that by 2018, the number of unfilled STEM related jobs would touch 2.4 million in America, of which at least half are computer and IT related. So, over a million unfilled jobs because of lack of qualified people available in the country — that’s one data point and its US government data.

The unemployment percentage, if you take computer and IT-related people, is around 2%, and all experts reckon that anything below 4% indicates a shortage. (Editor’s note: the US Federal Reserve estimates the long run natural rate of unemployment at between 4.5% and 6%.)


All I have to do is look at what I have been through and listen to the stories of the others found on this next link to realize that this is nothing but propaganda.



Deny Americans work using the H-1B and then freeze government hiring to increase the uncounted long term unemployed.

Many of you will think these two are not related, but they are.

This is happening in the software industry and because we are deemed overqualified, we can’t buy an interview.

maybe Trump got gun-shy…cause if he bans H1B there will be a BIG ruckus…

I think he is getting scared of the heat.

For me..well…I am in Los Angeles. I first started seeing indians get off the boat for Y2K project…they got off…then never left…the company where I used to work..and have worked off and on…Countrywide…now BofA after the subprime crash..well…the IT department I swear must be 90% indian.

If you look at the address book of the email…there are literally thousands of indian names.

The office building I worked…same….95% indian…the workers and the offices(they worked their way up to managers now)….and new guys and girls coming all the time.

Nice enough people, but you know…I guess they really think like…it’s either you or me…and they choose themselves. The projects not only have H1B or former H1B’s on it, but also there are 3 or 4 guys OFFSHORE for every one here doing the work over night.

I have been out of work for half of the last 6 years or so….I know for a fact if those indians were not here…I would have been working…all i can manage is a contract now and then.

Anyway….I am kind of losing a bit of hope….what do you think….how come Trump and Co. are not doing anything…


And then we receive things like this leaving us with nowhere to turn.

N O T I C E  O F  R E S U L T S






Date Issued:    March 15, 2017

Eligibility Expires:

Phone:  (830)998-3486


The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions.  This position is subject to the hiring

freeze.  We cannot move forward with selection/non-selection notification unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring

freeze or an exemption to fill this position is approved.

Series – PositionTitle: 1170 – REALTY SPECIALIST

Vacancy ID:     1885470

Announcement Number:    8Z-AFPC-1885470-836048-TRH

Date of Availability:

Full-time Employment:   Yes

Part-time Employment:   16 or fewer hrs/week, 17 to 24 hrs/week, 25 to 32 hrs/week

Veteran Preference:     5 Points – TP (not adjudicated)

You must meet all medical, suitability, and qualification requirements to be considered for a position.

Spec Code:      Spec Title:     Grade:  Rating:

001     REALTY SPECIALIST       11      98


For additional information, please refer to the vacancy announcement for this position.


Better to be a lion in India than a monkey elsewhere

A little food for thought for both the non-immigrant and the citizen alike

In a poor zoo in India, a lion was offered not more than 1 kg of meat a day.
The lion thought that its prayers were answered when one day a USA zoo manager visited the zoo and requested the zoo management to shift the lion to USA
The lion was so happy and started thinking of a central A/C environment, a goat or two every day.
On its first day after arrival, the lion was offered a big bag sealed very nicely for breakfast. The lion opened it quickly but was shocked to see that it contained few bananas and some boiled vegetables.The lion thought that may be they cared too much for him as they were worried about his stomach as he had recently shifted from India.
The next day the same thing happened. On the third day again the same food bag of bananas was delivered.
The lion was furious; it stopped the delivery boy and blasted at him,
‘don’t you know that I am the Lion – king of the Jungle.. ? What’s wrong with your management? Why are you delivering bananas and boiled vegetables to me daily?’
The delivery boy politely said, “Sir I know you are the king of the jungle …
But you have been brought here on a monkey’s visa!!!!”
Moral of the story:
To all the H1B visas.. Better to be a lion in India than a monkey elsewhere….