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Old 07-02-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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A large section of the US population does not have any interest or ability to work in the tech sector. Throughout history, America bought in no-wage and low wage workers, not computer science grads.
Tech has been around since when?
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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That is old news and processing times are getting longer and longer.
For companies using L1-A visas, green card applications are typically processed within 1 year.

L1As have fewer restrictions than the H1bs.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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For companies using L1-A visas, green card applications are typically processed within 1 year.

L1As have fewer restrictions than the H1bs.
Not anymore.
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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H1bs and L1as go to the front of the green card waiting list under the proposed changes. The skilled worker visas are not only for computer and telecommunications. Many of them are in banking and healthcare services.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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Tech has been around since when?



Tech has been around since I have been around. Not everyone, in fact a very small number of what we now codify as "low-wage Americans" have an interest for working in tech beyond call centers, delivery services, and social media. Believe it or not, they really aren't wanting to become engineers or scientists of any sort. Many of them already do what they are best at and are at the peak of their skills, the pay just isn't good enough and unfortunately never will be.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:03 PM
 
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For companies using L1-A visas, green card applications are typically processed within 1 year.

L1As have fewer restrictions than the H1bs.
Totally different talent.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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Tech has been around since I have been around. Not everyone, in fact a very small number of what we now codify as "low-wage Americans" have an interest for working in tech beyond call centers, delivery services, and social media. Believe it or not, they really aren't wanting to become engineers or scientists of any sort. Many of them already do what they are best at and are at the peak of their skills, the pay just isn't good enough and unfortunately never will be.
I have seen my share of resumes for call center tech support of all tiers. Generally not pretty.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:20 PM
 
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A large section of the US population does not have any interest or ability to work in the tech sector. Throughout history, America bought in no-wage and low wage workers, not computer science grads.
People are getting H1-B visas for all kinds of jobs now, not just technical jobs.

Is gas station worker a highly technical skill?
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:50 PM
 
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You guys have no idea what an H1-B visa is do you? If there were people here who had the skills for those positions there would not be a need for H1-B. Those people are almost always quant analysts with heavy financial modeling experience. Do any of you or any of your friends have this ability? If not, them maybe you should just shut up about complaining about H1-B until you do more research.

Companies that sponsor H1-B workers are now few and far between except in the tech sector who require specific abilities and knowledge and you do know that the government only allows a certain number of H1-B visas per year right?

Overall, the H1-B program does not affect unemployment figures at all in this country because employers are required to try to find US citizens who have the skills/experience/abilities for those positions FIRST before considering and H1-B candidate. Plus, H1-B candidates cost the employers much more than if they hired US citizen for the position.
Consulting firms suck up most of the H1B quotas. So for anyone to get one of those visas needs to through those consulting firms like Tata.

The system is corrupt to its core. The program needs to be suspended pending a thorough and lengthy comprehensive review. The H1B back door to a green card needs to be slammed shut.

And you are completely wrong about your analysis. Tell that to the skilled Americans working for Disney who had to train their H1B replacements.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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I just spent some time in silicon valley and it is incredible how many Indians exist. Three firms I visited looked like little Pakistans. Can't believe that these companies can't find American workers to fill these jobs. What the hell is going on?

I'd like to see the H-1B visa program severely curtailed and most of these workers told to go back home. It's obvious they are displacing a tremendous number of American workers.

What are your thoughts on the H-1B Visa program and its possible effect on the unemployment figures and the economy?
Did it ever occur to you that Americans aren't qualified to work in Silicon Valley tech firms, since most of them choose to major in communications, English literature, or skateboarding/smoking pot?

Last I checked most American White kids are working at Chick-A-Filet, McDonalds, or In N Out burger after graduation. The more intelligent ones are making lattes at Starbucks, lol.

Don't blame Indians for your personal issues, they are a highly educated and industrious group, and most of them start local businesses which creates jobs for Mexican laborers, as well as White Americans.

Case in point: the hotels in my area are owed by several Indian-American Gujaratis, and all teheir maids and kitchen cooks are Mexicans or Central Americans. While the desk workers (front desk agents) and bookkeepers are Americans.
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