More to come about my first week at the Curry Den, but I got into a flame war over at IV and stumbled across this gem from one of my favorite tech writers, John C. Dvorak:
The curious case of Rajendrasinh B. Makwana
Here's a tidbit:
Why was Makwana working at Fannie Mae in the first place? Are you telling me no American citizen could have done his job?
This is not a new concern. It has long been believed that in most cases H1B visas in technology have been exploited by companies such as Fannie Mae only because programmers coming from India work cheaper. But there is no way of knowing much about any of these folks, and that immediately becomes a homeland-security issue.
Over the years, companies like Fannie Mae have been begging for more and more H1B visas. That means more people working cheaper than the going rate. You get what you pay for.
Of course, the H-1B pimps and their indentured servants here with bogus visas are screaming racism...