American tech workers, especially the ones over age 35, still lose out.

And this is the part that even many critics of H-1B don’t understand. They see that the Intels pay their H-1Bs more than the Infosyses do, and they thus accept the Intels Good, Infosyses Bad Koolaid. As I have pointed out many times, this is highly deceiving. Both the Intels and the Infosyses are using the H-1B program for cheap labor. The Intels do hire a higher class of worker, typically one with a Master’s degree in CS or EE, but the Intels are doing so on a cut-rate level. It’s like going to a Toyota dealer, and having a choice of 25% off invoice for either a Corolla or a Camry; the Camry is more expensive, but you are still getting a bargain for a Camry-class car.

“Nature abhors a vacuum,” and if there are holes in a statute or in the regs, the employer will rush in just like air rushes into the a temporary vacuum. Result: American tech workers, especially the ones over age 35, still lose out.

So, I have been hoping that the Trump administration would look beyond Intels Good, Infosyses Bad in forming policy. Today’s announcement was disappointing and unsurprising, but “hope springs eternal.”


Paul Holland, Foundation Capital General Partner – Are you calling the Americans displaced from the middle class via the H-1B scam, liars?

If so, come out of your ivory tower and talk to us.

Talk to those of disney.

Talk to those of every damn company in America that has forced their American employees to train their non-immigrant guest workers before having their futures destroyed because we don’t have any jobs here in america and we aren’t creating any when we (a) send them to other countries and (b) import non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining ones.

But you will have to get out of your ivory tower and open your eyes to comprehend how foolish you are when you say crap like this.

The ideas that the H-1B visa program is “limiting American jobs is a fallacy,” Foundation Capital General Partner Paul Holland told CNBC on Tuesday.

President Trump’s call for the review of the H-1B visa program, has many tech companies in Silicon Valley worried about possible limitations on the visas for high skilled immigrant workers.

“The concept behind limiting the H-1B visas we think is a pretty bad idea overall,” said Holland. “I think the notion that somehow…we’re limiting American jobs for these highly trained engineers and highly trained technical people is a fallacy,” he said.

Holland says any drastic changes to the program could have dire consequences for tech innovation in the U.S. “We cannot graduate enough highly trained engineers in this country or in Canada or the UK or other places we draw from,” he said. With the U.S. tech ecosystem creating jobs across the board worldwide he says we are not in a position to hire the best people without access to international talent.

And quit lying to the general public by saying they will take these jobs to other countries because you know for a fact that THE MARKET is America.

President Trump, will you demand that the State of Texas do the same with their Infosys contracts?

As an unemployed Texan with 30 years software experience who has been sidelined because of the H-1B scam, I am pissed as hell that Texas awarded a large contract to a firm like Infosys who does not hire Americans in America.

When I realize that my taxes and your taxes are going to pay these bastards, I am really pissed off.

Finally, at the federal level, it looks like President Trump is going to do something about it.

Four federal agencies will put many U.S. visa worker programs, including the H-1B white-collar outsourcing program, through a “full legal analysis,” a White House official told reporters Monday night.

The review may wreck several of the many programs used to import a population of perhaps 1.8 million foreign temporary workers for a huge variety of U.S.

Those programs are no in jeopardy because critics — including attorney John Miano — say the programs lack a firm legal foundation amid a variety of firmly established laws which bar discrimination against U.S. workers.

Moreover, many of the cheap-labor guest-worker programs have been quietly extended and enlarged by prior administrations, ensuring that many may be sharply rolled back if the regulatory extensions are vulnerable to lawsuits, even if the programs are not eliminated.

For example, critics have long argued that there is no legal foundation for President Barck Obama’s decision to provide work permits to several hundred thousand spouses of H-1B white-collar workers, and there is no legal foundation to President George W. Bush’s decision to provide multi-year work permits to foreign students. In 2016, the universities used that student program, dubbed the Optional Practical Training program, to give work permits to at least 147,000 foreign college students and to persuade many other foreign students to enroll in American universities.

In addition, the federal government has repeatedly expanded the H-1B program, and even allows non-profit groups to bring in an unlimited number of foreign students. In 2015, for example, non-profit employers — including many universities and affiliated hospitals — employed roughly 100,000 foreign white-collar workers.  Several states are also using that regulation to create non-profits which bring in cheap college graduates for use by employers in Massachusetts and other states.

The multi-program, multi-agency review is being ordered by an Executive Order that President Donald Trump will sign in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The agencies involved are departments of justice, labor, homeland security and state. Much of the focus is on the H-1B program and its regulatory expansions.

Bottom line, if you, as a private firm, using your own money, want to hire H-1B’s, that is your choice.

But you better damn well not be using my tax money to do it.

Dear John, we don’t need your skills and who cares if you are a veteran?

yet another one bites the dust.

Careful consideration?

That would require interviewing me to see what I can do, which you haven’t.

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This comment pretty well sums up what I have noticed over the last 14 years of caste and age discrimination induced extreme poverty

Yes! In fact I watched it happen. I lived 3 blocks from Apple when the invasion started in ’98. After they collapsed Silicon Valley in 2001 by not performing as promised (they killed Sun, PeopleSoft, just to name a few), they all then fled to Wall St for high paying jobs. Want to know who REALLY caused the 2008 collapse? GUESS WHO! AND I can prove it:

– Wipro sold a flawed trading package SPECTRAMIND to none other than Lehman, which then went belly up and died because it could no longer make correct program trades and lost billions.

– CountryWide Mortgage sent all its loan processing work to India in 2007 – which then allowed “subprime” loans to be approved. CountryWide had to be bailed out.

– Bear Sterns also hired huge numbers of them. Gone.

– Citibank’s Indian CEO Vikram “The Bandit” Pandit mismanaged the company so badly it also had to be bailed out.

– An Indian national STEM worker at Fannie Mae planted a logic bomb on FM servers designed to wipe the entire company out. FM hired many Indian STEM workers. Had to be bailed out. The logic bomber is now in prison:

And then there is the fact that most of the housing crisis was caused by mortgage-paying Americans losing their jobs to non-mortgage paying foreign guest workers. Loans that were fine in the 90s suddenly became “subprime”.

Boeing lost several million and was sued by ANA Japan for late delivery of the 787. The cause? HCL’s FAILED ES OS which the FAA told Boeing to throw out because it was unsafe for flight. HCL was banned from ever working on the project again:

Not exactly cost savings is it? The ANA lawsuit cost Boeing millions more.

An India Inc also caused the nationwide 2005 Christmas day airport shutdown when Indian programmers used a short int instead of a long int on ComAir’s crew reservation system which then crashed when flight crew assignments exceeded the 65,353 value that a short int can hold. Best and brightest. How much did THAT fiasco cost the American public and companies?

The list is a mile long. Disaster and failure seems to follow these people everywhere they go. How much longer will USA tolerate this non-performance?