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"Our goal is clearly NOT to find a qualified US worker"

Bryan at Hot Air has a shocking video of a law firm offering a seminar to employers that teaches them how to deliberately avoid having to hire US workers so as to get guest workers on an H-1b visa. If the immigration bill that's currently in the Senate actually becomes law, be prepared for a massive effort by companies to find ways to dump American workers in favor of guest workers. Note how the speaker says that employers are "unfortunately" required to go through all resumes submitted for a job.

Once a guest worker program is introduced, the number of companies who try to manipulate and take advantage of every loop hole will sky rocket, and since the immigration bill favors unskilled immigrants, it's Americans currently holding low skill labor jobs who will be hurt the most. If a company can employ a guest worker at a much cheaper wage than a US worker, he will.


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Comments (10)

yet another example of how ... (Below threshold)
frank:

yet another example of how many of our corporate citizens cannot be trusted to act responsibly and in the best interest of the society in which they exist. this is not a fault of the current legislation. the initiative to drive down wages to drive up the bottom line would exist with or without it. in fact, that initiative is the main reason we have an illegal immigration problem at all.

Yep, it's all the union's f... (Below threshold)
Allen:

Yep, it's all the union's fault, right? Let's have more lower wages, more illegals, etc. Then we become a 4th world country.

If this monstrosity of a bi... (Below threshold)
marc:

If this monstrosity of a bill passes I may as well take advantage of it.

I have plans to franchise a series of kiosks across the southern border offering bootleg certification for all the "touchbackers" that the bill will eventually force to return home.

I figure by 2020-2025 I'll be able to knock Bill Gates off the monetary pile.

Um, sorry, but in the immor... (Below threshold)

Um, sorry, but in the immortal words of Dr. Henry Lee, "Something wrong."

First of all, "H-1B" visas are not the same thing as "guest workers." We presently have no "guest worker" program at all. The H-1B visas are for specific skilled workers deemed to be needed in excess of the domestic supply. The process described by this video would have exactly ZERO effect on the number of H-1B visas in any given field or region, which are set and limited by legislation.

Perhaps they might try to demonstrate a need by the tactic described, but those are not measured by reports from one or a few companies. The number of H-1B visas is so few that the allocation among occupations is strictly monitored. They are of a pay grade which would typically not be filled by newspaper classified in any case, but by search organizations, due to the scarcity of qualified applicants.

In a phrase, it sounds like baloney to me.

Mmmm... Baloney... (Below threshold)

Mmmm... Baloney

The process described b... (Below threshold)
marc:

The process described by this video would have exactly ZERO effect on the number of H-1B visas in any given field or region, which are set and limited by legislation.

The way I read the video is they are using a process to circumvent hiring U.S. citizens not increase H-1B visas.

Pretty much all the 'high t... (Below threshold)
JWN:

Pretty much all the 'high tech' companies are doing this. Where as, to obtain a skilled engineer (whatever disipline), at a reduced rate you normally pay to a US engineer, then, reap the surplus gain via the agreed contract.

For instance, where as a US Java programmer, with ASP/AJAX and web know-how, making $70k, gets the axe, replaced by a Chinese programmer of like skill/know-how, but only requiring $35k. Said IT firm has a contract for programmers that pay for their usage at $100K per programmer hired, yet pocket a fair chunk of 'overhead'.

So, there's profit to be had, and good amounts. Its rife in many of the big names, along with bill padding, triggered overruns, and other 'revenue enhancements'. I've worked for a 'certain primary color' and can testify to its usage and practice. From reliable sources, others do likewise.

So, if there is a way to get Ki Chang or Brohda in to fill the slot that Jon C Plus occupies, they're latch on to it like a tick on a hound-dog...

How to stop it? Haven't a clue - the system is stacked against the serfs by the liege's, on so many levels. The only obtainable measure is too ghastly, too destructive to even imagine or implement.

Again, is there really an h... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Again, is there really an honest attorney left in the United States? They all appear to be bigger criminals than those they profess to defend.

The real immigration proble... (Below threshold)
eric:

The real immigration problem in this country is blue staters invading red states. Nevada and Arizona are under siege from AARP retirees, and the Florida border is under attack to New York liberals that get past South Carolina.

Anyway, I would consider it an honor and a privilege if you would add my blog "The Tygrrrr Express" www.blacktygrrrr.wordpress.com to your list of linked sites if you feel the quality is high.

I came across your blog through Michelle Malkin's website, since I enjoy her writing.

Happy summer.

eric

JWN - "The only obtainab... (Below threshold)
Murphy:

JWN - "The only obtainable measure is too ghastly, too destructive to even imagine or implement."

No it's not.

Just do away with H-1B visas.

It's as simple as that.

Let the serf masters go fornicate themselves if they don't like it.




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