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Old 06-21-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Visa program encourages seasonal hiring of foreign students while U.S. youths go jobless.


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Old 06-21-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Last year in our community, all four of our pools were staffed by eastern European lifeguards.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Visa program encourages seasonal hiring of foreign students while U.S. youths go jobless.
Just curious..the paragraph you cite mentions an 'exchange' program. I wonder if American students going to other countries as part of that program.

If that's the case, it's not too bad. However, ridding the country of illegal aliens would really open up these jobs. Millions of them...
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Just curious..the paragraph you cite mentions an 'exchange' program. I wonder if American students going to other countries as part of that program.

If that's the case, it's not too bad. However, ridding the country of illegal aliens would really open up these jobs. Millions of them...

I was thinking the same thing you are. If American students are also going to other Countries as part of the program, this is acceptable.

However if this is not the case, this sucks, at a time when employment is tough to begin with, I much rather see these jobs going to our own.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I think that is just the name of the program. I don't think part of the program's scope is to facilitate jobs in foreign countries. I suspect a reason many foreign students come here is because there are a lack of jobs in their home countries.

At any rate nothing about an actual exchange is mentioned on the USA.gov site.

Exchange Visitor Visas
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It is NOT an exchange program. They get to come here and work for 4 months.
It's the J-1 Visa program.

J1 Visa – Work & Travel Program Background | E3 Visa
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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My problem with it is that the employer doesn't have to pay payroll taxes for those employees. That's probably why so many get hired, they are cheaper labor than a US citizen/resident even when both get paid minimum wage.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Backers of the program see it as a way to foster goodwill and a cheap and easy way for companies needing seasonal workers to fill that void with foreign students, who generally have longer vacations than their domestic counterparts. The foreign workers commit to stay with one employer for a specified time.

"When you take into account attrition rates and other issues with local workers, this (the J-1 program) makes our lives more comfortable," said Bruce Talbott of Talbott Farms in Palisade. He employs 20 to 30 Russians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Taiwanese in his family's packing shed each summer and fall in lieu of hiring locals who rarely last the entire season.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Sure does LuckyGem.

If US youth don't want the jobs then there are plenty others waiting in line..even if it means flying in from another country.

And people here try to defend those poor jobless American youth.
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