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February 8, 2015
Someone from Daly City, CA signed.
February 10, 2015
Someone from Springfield, OR signed.
February 10, 2015
Someone from New River, AZ writes:
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How do we stop this insanity?
February 11, 2015
Someone from Pikesville, MD signed.
February 11, 2015
Someone from Ventura, CA signed.
February 12, 2015
Someone from Westbury, NY writes:
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I request this rule does not pass. I recently lost my job to an H1 contractor. There are many highly skilled IT workers who are are either laid off or new graduates looking for jobs. They are willing to work temp or full time. The problem is these indian companies(TCS, Infosys etc) hire mostly indians and place them in jobs that were previous held by US Citizens. The longer I am out of work the higher the burden is on Tax Payers. Companies prefer H1/H4 because they work for cheap and many of these consultants work for TCS, WIPRO who have contracts with these companies. I am against H4 as this will cause more competition in the workplace. As a recent report in UK shows the public has revolted as many UK worker were unable to find jobs because foriegn works took them. If this rule were to pass. H1/H4 should pay a double income tax. The money they earned should be tracked and limited how much they can send back. Most of the indian H1 are sending so much money back home. That why India is getting so rich. Money needs to be tracked. H1/H4 know clearly that the money they make here they cannot make anywhere else. So they will not go anywhere else. I am a US Citizens my parents worked hard to become citizens it took them 15 years. They paid their taxes and settle in USA. USA needs to focus on getting Highly skill American IT workers back to work. They can do it by giving tax incentives to companies and for the ones that have been out of work for long time. They could provide additional training to enhance their skills. Many of the indians that come here bring their work ethics here and office politics which ruins the american office culture. For Non US Citizens working here it not a RIGHT it a privilege. The reason they don't want to work in India because it does not pay well and the working conditions are bad.
February 12, 2015
Someone from Schaumburg, IL signed.
February 12, 2015
Someone from Schaumburg, IL signed.
February 13, 2015
Someone from Huntersville, NC writes:
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Under Obama, Corporation Southern California Edison lays off hundreds of American IT workers to bring in H1_B foreign workers: "The SCE outsourcing "is one more case, in a long line of them, of injustice where American workers are being replaced by H-1Bs," said Ron Hira, a public policy professor at Howard University, and a researcher on offshore outsourcing. "Adding to the injustice, American workers are being forced to do 'knowledge transfer,' an ugly euphemism for being forced to train their foreign replacements. Americans should be outraged that most of our politicians have sat idly by while outsourcing firms have hijacked the guest worker programs." http://www.computerworld.com/article/2879083/southern-california-edison-it-workers-beyond-furious-over-h-1b-replacements.html From a Commenter to the article: "Infosys replaced hundreds of hard working, highly skilled and business savvy IT workers at a company in Texas. Infosys lies about their skills and capabilities. They depend on someone training their very young and often underskilled people to do the work. I takes 3 or 4 Infosys people to do the work of one full-time regular US employee. Infosys is extremely vertically aligned and their people know one thing well but heaven forbid you ask them to do more than two things. They simply cannot do it" http://www.computerworld.com/article/2879083/southern-california-edison-it-workers-beyond-furious-over-h-1b-replacements.html
February 13, 2015
Someone from Huntersville, NC writes:
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H1-B's are largely UN-KNOWLEDGEABLE H1- B's Only Care about Themselves and Their own Incompatible Culture H1-B's are Opportunists H1-B's have NO REGARD for American Obligations, Culture, etc, UNLESS such things DIRECTLY affect their OWN well being..... However, American Corporations using Corrupt U.S. Politicians are the ONES Enabling this travesty against Struggling, MASSIVELY UNEMPLOYED Americans.... The Vultures are Nearly Finished picking the skeleton of this nation clean and WILL leave OUR bones to bleach in the sun.........
February 14, 2015
Someone from Boston, MA signed.
2 years ago
Someone from Encinitas, CA writes:
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Middle Class Americans need employment! Middle class employees are being terminated in Los Angeles at Southern California Edison and replaced with lower wages to immigrants . AmericanTeachers in Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana and Texas are not being hired, but being replaced with lower pay to immigrants.
2 years ago
Someone from Bothell, WA signed.
2 years ago
Someone from Merrimack, NH writes:
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H1b visas are a scam. No one in government, nor those among the business that support these visas can deny that isn't about exploitation. They are skirting employment laws and trying to create slave labor who lack the power to fight back. These businesses contest that H1b workers are highly qualified and have impressive credentials, but who is verifying this? If foreign degrees are comparable to American degrees, then why are so many foreign students studying in our schools?! Furthermore, why are we supporting these foreign invaders with grants, loans, and laws like affirmative action that cater to those particular workers? If they truly are in need of highly skilled, specialized workers, then apply those grants, loans, and laws to American domestic workers, so they can receive the training needed to compete. It's a joke, and, unfortunately, the joke is on us...
February 23, 2015
Someone from Metuchen, NJ signed.
February 23, 2015
Someone from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
February 24, 2015
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
February 25, 2015
Someone from Falls Church, VA writes:
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American professional workers can't find jobs due to EXTREMELY high supply of cheap H1 visa holders and now their spouses being allow is work in US. It is really shameful that government is looking after big and small corporations who lobby for H1 visa so that can hire cheap labor from oversea and Americans who are born and brought up here are getting ignored. New USCIS director is wayyyy too liberal. He is giving out visas and citizenship like cady.
February 26, 2015
Someone from Falls Church, VA signed.
February 26, 2015
Someone from Richland, WA writes:
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The H1-B program has been abused enough, at the cost to the dying American middle class. It is time for serious reform of the program, or outright abolishment.
February 26, 2015
Someone from Wood Ridge, NJ signed.
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Someone from Fairfax, VA signed.
February 27, 2015
Someone from Vallejo, CA writes:
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Abolish the H1B program. Stop creating a second class of citizens who are exploited by corporate greed whilst disenfranchising American workers and dissuading students from pursuing math, science and technology careers!
March 4, 2015
Someone from Austin, TX writes:
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There is no shortage of American Tech Workers. They have been discarded by corporate American and those still working keep silent in fear of losing their jobs. Just drive around Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Austin, etc. around the tech areas. Apartments filled with Indians. The last contract I had I was the one of 2 Americans among 500 in the building and the Indian VP couldn't wait to replace me when he found someone who would take a bit less per hour. Everywhere I interview the managers are Indian now, the workers are Indian, the work is substandard. Greed is the name of the game for the corporation and the Indians working for them. This is the second fall of Rome. But people won't notice because they are too enamored with their large houses and fancy cars that the banks give them low interest rate loans for to lend the illusion of the fulfillment of the American "dream".
March 5, 2015
Someone from Fountain Hills, AZ writes:
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The H1B program is a shining example of our corrupt government. There was never a shortage in ANY technical specialities, yes Big Business keeps lining the campaign war chests of a non-term limited CONgress devoid of any compassion for Americans. The evidence is screaming rape of American citizens, yet the same corrupt clowns keep being returned to CONgress.
March 7, 2015
Someone from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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Americans built the computer industry. Did we suddenly just become incompetent? No, we didn't. There is a reason why so many Indians are apparently needed: racist nepotism/cronyism once they get in. I've seen it first hand at Microsoft in the late 90's. Some Indian programmer's sister working there asking me how to do stuff she had no business working on.
March 9, 2015
Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes:
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The economics of not hiriring in your own country doesn't make sense. Just as the economy is starting to improve certain companies are moving towards outsourcing jobs again. Unfortunately, businesses lobbying for the use of the H1B visa are more concerned with short term financial gain than long term positive economical and sustainable growth within their own country. I hope American citizens and Congress will band together to do what is right and keep these STEM positions within our country.
March 9, 2015
Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes:
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The economics of not hiriring in your own country doesn't make sense. Just as the economy is starting to improve certain companies are moving towards outsourcing jobs again. Unfortunately, businesses lobbying for the use of the H1B visa are more concerned with short term financial gain than long term positive economical and sustainable growth within their own country. I hope American citizens and Congress will band together to do what is right and keep these STEM positions within our country.
March 11, 2015
Someone from Brookfield, WI signed.
March 11, 2015
Someone from Flushing, NY writes:
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H1b program today in its current shape is simple used as an alternative to hire people locally from the USA. The pay should be 250K+ inflation adjusted annually to people hired on h1b to prove you are asking people with real skills of real shortage.
March 12, 2015
Someone from Escondido, CA writes:
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Companies in the name of spending a dime to save a penny are importing mediocre tech workers from India (that they abuse to no end) to replace American workers the guise that they can't find an American to do the job. This is false and any company will abuse any system put in place. This H1B program needs to be abolished and replaced with a stricter worker visa program that prevents companies from abuse. One: Make sure the company has found a worker that can do the job and make sure the job posting isn't ridiculous, for example looking for someone who has 10 years experience in C sharp programming when that particular computer programming language hasn't been around that long. They will have an H1B worker claim they HAVE that experience so they can say "We found an H1B worker" who does when obviously that is false or an outright lie. Two: Make sure if they do hire an H1B worker that they follow the IDENTICAL labor laws and pay them the IDENTICAL salary as the worker they can't find.
March 13, 2015
Someone from Parker, CO signed.
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Someone from Venice, FL signed.
1 year ago
Someone from Gurnee, IL writes:
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All this is is corporate welfare. This is about preserving the bonuses at the top. The only way to do that is to cheat everyone working beneath you.
1 year ago
Someone from Beverly Hills, CA writes:
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I work at a very large software company, and have witnessed how companies are totally abusing this program, and how these H1B penny workers have basically stolen good paying jobs away from American workers. This program either must be stopped, or at least highly regulated; with fines that would truly hurt any company that chooses to game the system.
1 year ago
Someone from Coronado, CA signed.
1 year ago
Someone from Renton, WA signed.
1 year ago
Someone from Farmingdale, NJ signed.
1 year ago
Someone from Forest Park, IL writes:
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Please get rid of this shit. My dad trained his three replacements overseas and now they are getting paid. But at least IBM's stock went up. When I make it, I will not ever entertain IBM bidding on a project.
1 year ago
Someone from Dearborn, MI writes:
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Please fix this broken system