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Fight4myjob
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12/18/2011 | 9:56:52 PM
re: Congressman Wants More Green Cards For Tech Workers
Here at IBM, US workers number 55,000 fewer employees, and many of them were a part of a "resource action". The plan is to bring India and China workers here to be trained by us - and use this Green Card as a way in - so they can then return to their home countries and steal the job of some American for dimes on the dollar. And wouldn't you know, a Republican is repeating the lie of the shortage of US tech workers - HOW ABOUT the thousands of US I/T workers who were fired in the last 3 years? Republicans are hellbent to deliver profits to the CEOs, no matter what the cost to the American people. And keep spreading the lie about the shortage of US tech workers... as if US Companies were actually contemplating a US expansion! Occupy IBM, Occupy Microsoft, Occupy Xerox. Occupy GE. Jail terms for the treasonous CEOs who brought America to brink of disaster just to grow more corporate neckfat.
ssamuelson061
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12/16/2011 | 8:11:35 PM
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Good Lord. We just had an article out here a month ago that showed companies were using the program to fill low tech jobs and undercut salaries of U.S. workers. We've already established that companies are scamming this program with actual hard evidence. Are we really going to keep pretending there is an actual need for this cap to increase???
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12/16/2011 | 5:27:54 PM
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Hey, lobbying (er, bribing) U.S. legislators is big business. One of the companies behind this push is Intel Corporation, which is seeking further substitution of young imported workers, ideally trained at taxpayer expense, for experienced American citizen technical professionals. It seems that Intel perceives that their profits are increased via discriminating against experienced Americans in hiring decisions.

The Senate Office of Public Records website shows that with Client Name: Intel, Filing Year: 2011, Issue: Immigration that Intel Corporation has expended $3,231,290.00 in the 2011 reports tabulated to date. Microsoft, etc. are spending similar large sums to help procure legislation that benefits employer interests at the expense of older American IT professionals. As I note in my 2007 investigative article "The Greedy Gates Immigration Gambit" that Jack Abramoff and his team helped guide the approximately $100 million in Microsoft's legislatively-connected expenditures between 1995-2000. (To find the article, search via the title for the PDF version of the article.) Microsoft helped to procure three employer-friendly changes in the controversial H-1B Visa legislation.

To me, this is corruption, pure and simple as "things of value" were supplied in exchange for "official acts." I believe that this illegal and unethical conduct should stop.
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12/16/2011 | 4:58:29 PM
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The problem with the h1b is that the country loses more jobs than it creates. The h1bs are used as offshorers. They get trained and with email and instant message and online meetings, train their counterparts in an offshore location. The original American software developer is slowly eliminated. The solution to this is simple. Do not allow companies that have offshore facilities to use the h1b or the L1. This is simple and makes sense and will bring high-tech jobs back. The h1b visa does create jobs because they pay taxes, buy hoses and cars and consume here. If they cannot offshore jobs it would be a net positive. What is so difficult about adding legislation that says a company that off shores cannot use h1bs? That way the US can get the H1Bs without the net loss in jobs. Companies can still benefit from the h1b.
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12/16/2011 | 8:57:35 AM
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New study? Smoke and mirrors is more like it. Enough is enough. Give the American workers in your own country a break. The problem is not a lack of qualified workers, it is a lack of jobs. Please don't give away more of our jobs. I think most Americans would agree that it is time to help our own citizens get back to work. This kind of legislation is killing us.
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12/15/2011 | 11:28:56 PM
re: Congressman Wants More Green Cards For Tech Workers
Seriously Congressman????

Do you have ANY idea as to how many IT workers there are that are unemployed with ADVANCED degrees? I personally know SEVERAL and you want to allow foreigners that obtain those same advanced degrees a green card? How about instead of granting them green cards and removing AMERICAN workers (or off-shoring those jobs to alleged advanced degree Indians --- YES I said ALLEGED because their advanced degrees do not add up to a Bachelors and a good percentage FAKE their credentials) you back (or author) a bill that PENALIZE those companies that are insistent on off-shoring.

I await your retort.


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