Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The H-1B visa for highly skilled applicants
Since the temporary immigration ban started for seven Muslim majority countries, people have been protesting the ban every day. In all this noise, there are other immigration issues that are coming to the table that will hurt non Muslim in the future. I am talking about the H-1B visa for highly skilled applicants that most Indian outsourcing companies use to send their employees to the U.S. for a couple of years to work in the IT industry. They are getting worried that President Trump will make adjustments to this program which they will be a big loser. Now I don’t really have a problem with outsourcing but when it starts to hurt the American people who are more than willing to work but are laid off only to be replaced by cheap third world labor, then I have an issue with it. Despite the Tech industry outcry of shortage of skilled workers, it is hard to see why there is a shortage of American workers. If the companies are willing to train workers who are out of work, I don’t think that there can be any shortage of workers. I just believe and I may or may not be wrong that the U.S. companies have gotten used to the idea of cheap labor and getting it that they are unable to come to terms with the fact that there are indeed no shortage of people and the reason is the companies are unwilling to pay better salaries and deal with all the benefits that come with hiring full time employees.