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."


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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