With unemployment still high, H1-B visa requests rise again

Nearly every week, I get an email from a skilled American worker who can't find work in the technology industries. Now comes a report, via the Wall Street Journal, that the government has received 25,600 petitions for H-1B skilled-worker visas since April 2. That's a rate twice as high as that for all of April last year. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Apr 12, 2012 - 2:30 PM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 12, 2012

The rare article looking at L1 visa problems fills a hole in journalism. The article is not very deep nor long, but gives the core questions quickly.

If there is a shortage of Amercian workers to fill the jobs, why are pay offers not rising? The visa programs are an attack on labor, bringing indentured into the country who have no bargaining power.

if Americans see themselves pushed aside by a less expensive foreign worker, tensions are bound to rise. This is especially true with the economy still millions of jobs ... More »

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