Both Parties Use Immigration and Visa Programs to Put You Out of Work

by 1389 on August 18, 2011

in "The Great Recession", 1389 (blog admin), economy, immigration, outsourcing, tech industry, unemployment, Zilla of the Resistance (colleague)

Says taxfreekiller:

The two party evil money cult is using legal and illegal immigration to cut your wages all of you.

The elites of both parties are using immigration not merely to cut our wages, but to put well-educated, experienced, loyal, and hard-working Americans out of work entirely. Many of us are working at low-paying jobs outside of our technical fields just to put bread on the table. Just for starters, the h-1b visa program should be ended immediately and permanently, and the same for all other visa programs for bringing in foreign tech workers. The h-1b program was a complete fraud from the get-go, and it’s scandalous that it has been allowed to continue during a period of high unemployment and underemployment in the US.

Is There a Shortage of Skilled Foreign Workers?

…Supposing the employer — and many of them operate this way — would prefer to ignore the two million-plus unemployed graduates in the country, and ignore the 10 million or so STEM-trained people employed outside STEM occupations, and wants to hire foreign workers. Well, there are plenty of opportunities to do that through, for instance, the numerically limited aspects of the H-1B program. Of the 85,000 numerically limited slots in that program for the coming fiscal year 57,900 of them remained open on June 17, 2011, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).3

In addition there are numerically unlimited opportunities to hire skilled foreign labor in the L, J, O, and F-1 (with OPT) categories that are described below. In the last-named category the employer gets a bonus of as much as $10,000 for hiring a foreign graduate of an American university rather than a citizen or a green card graduate of the same university with the same skills.4 That may be hard to believe, but it is the case.

Do these macro indications show a need to import more foreign workers than we already do? I do not think so, but first let’s look a little further at the current and prospective inflows of foreign skilled workers under existing laws…

Read the entire report here or download it as a PDF.

Also see:

Zilla: Our Tax Dollars ‘Saved or Created’ Jobs – OVERSEAS!


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