tunnel rat posted on January 15, 2011 12:12

I've been saying for a long time that the H-1B program has been used to displace American I.T. workers, especially those with mortgages and children preparing for college.  Now, the Gov't Accounting Office is out with a report slamming this pathetic corporate subsidy called the H-1B visa:

"Among the findings is that H-1B workers are "often not paid wages associated with the highest skills in their fields." The report found that 54% of the workers from June 2009 to July 2010 "were categorized as entry-level positions and were paid at the lowest pay grades allowed under prevailing wage levels."

"The widest wage differential is for H-1B workers aged 40 to 50. They had median reported earnings that were significantly lower than the median earnings of U.S. workers in these IT occupations, the GAO reported."

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/011411-gao-justice-dept-seek-h-1b.html?hpg1=bn

The Hill also has a post about this report, and the comments are revealing:

"… in other words, one single nationality/foreign corporate culture has hijacked the entire program."

"As everyone who follows this knows, the H-1B visa is just a cheap labor scam program so that American companies can hire equal or lesser skilled workers from India at about 1/3rd the wages paid to Americans.  It is time to scrap this bogus program and the visa lottery altogether.  And I don't care what blowhard Bill Gates says."

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