Some ramblings articles, since we now have over a million H1-B visa's floating around out there and the slave masters want so many more (slaves)....http://www.h1b.info/
The H-1B visa program allows American companies and universities to hire foreign scientists, engineers and programmers. Unfortunately, H-1B law lacks adequate safeguards to protect US workers from being displaced and is abused to provide cheap labor. Although requirements say employers must pay the "prevailing wage," numerous loopholes mean there is little real-world wage protection for either US citizens or the H-1B guest workers. Moreover, employers almost never have to certify that no qualified U.S. workers are available before hiring an H-1B. Certification is nearly an automatic rubber stamp.
Congress needs to increase domestic worker safeguards, tell the Department of Labor to stop rubberstamping H-1B applications, and resist pressure from corporate lobbyists to double the annual H-1B visa limit.http://www.jobdestruction.info/ShameH1B/Demographics.htmhttp://www.h1bvisasucks.com/
This is an on-line discussion forum called H1B Visa Suckshttp://www.aamovement.net/immigrant_labor/2008/h1b_suit.htmlH1B Tech Service Workers Sue Employer
by Tracker 2/9/08
H1B Visa workers, usually high-tech and one of the largest sources of the Asian Indian population in the U.S., may unexpectedly be another exploited group in the U.S. Two Asian Indian workers, Vishal Goel and Paueesh Gopal, have filed suit against the Patni company, an Indian contract employer. They claimed that they were paid a base salary of 23,000 dollars, in violation of Patni's promises. Goel and Gopal were contracted out to work for State Farm Insurance in Illinois. Patni had previously paid fines to underpayment of its employees and thus has a record of employee abuse. This is the first suit that H1B visa workers have filed against a technology service company.
There are an estimated half million H1B visa workers in the U.S. Four of the five largest companies applying for these visas are Asian Indian ones, like Wipro. The lone exception is Microsoft. The Asian Indian Technology service companies are highly profitable. Among Indian H1B workers, they are all known to abuse their workers. Many of these workers have tolerated this because of the relative disparity of wages compared to India.
Aside from exploiting workers, how U.S. companies employ the H1B workers may lead to increased layoffs and lower wages for domestic technology workers.http://www.visalawyerblog.com/2008/12/lost_your_h1b_visa_job_america.html
Posted On: December 8, 2008 by Jacob Sapochnick
Lost your H1B Visa Job? - America's layoffs crisis Free Legal support campagin!
In November, the U.S. economy shed jobs at the fastest rate in 34 years - and experts say December could be even worse. The number of jobs lost in the current recession, which began in December 2007, surpasses the 1.6 million jobs lost in the 2001 recession.
As a result, job losses were spread across a wide variety of industries: manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, construction and even, in the midst of the holiday shopping season, retail. Also seeing sharp declines were professional and business services, a category seen by some economists as a proxy for overall economic activity, and financial services, at the heart of the current crisis.
In November the number of people with a higher degree who were out of work rose to 1.413 million from 1.411 million in the previous month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Many of the workers losing their jobs are visa workers. Employees sponsored by companies for visas like H1B's, J1's and H2B's. Once a visa worker looses his job, he must depart the country or find an alternative employer as soon as possible. The longer such an employee stays unemployed, the harder it will be to get the visa transfered.
Industries like software development, research and bio-tech depend on skilled foreign workers to keep innovation going. Unfortunately, at times of economic crisis, when layoffs start, visa workers tend to go first.
We have decided to do our share and help America's Money Crisis by offering free legal support to transitioning H1B visas workers where time is of the essence. http://www.economicpopulist.org/?q=content/greenspan-says-flooding-us-labor-market-foreign-labor-will-solve-housing-crisisGreenspan Says Flooding the US labor market with Foreign Labor will Solve the Housing Crisis 08/14/2008
"The number of new households in the U.S. is increasing at a rate of about 800,000 a year, of which about a third are immigrants. Perhaps 150,000 of those are loosely classified as skilled. A double or tripling of this number would markedly accelerate the absorption of unsold housing inventory for sale — and hence help stabilize prices."
Here is blog piece, with a video clip of Greenspan talking about repressing US wages: Greenspan Recommends Wiping out the Middle Class:http://blog.noslaves.com/alan-greenspan-recommends-wiping-out-the-middle-class/
Alan Greenspan claims that the answer to solving social inequality is to make everyone poor! (except for those few elites right?) and then tries to suggest that all societies are some sort of sociopathic pecking order! http://bearcreekledger.com/2007/03/16/finally-they-admit-the-truth-on-h1b-visas/
By Bloomberg News | March 14, 2007
WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said allowing more skilled immigrants to work in the United States would help keep the income gap from widening.
Inequality of incomes is the “critical area where capitalist systems are most vulnerable,” Greenspan said yesterday in Washington at a conference on maintaining the competitiveness of US capital markets convened by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “You cannot have a system that we have unless the people who participate in it believe it is just.”
Allowing more skilled workers into the country would bring down the salaries of top earners in the United States, easing tensions over the mounting wage gap, Greenspan said.
“Our skilled wages are higher than anywhere in the world,” he said. “If we open up a significant window for skilled workers, that would suppress the skilled-wage level and end the concentration of income.”http://www.bobfromaccounting.com/5_1404/greenspan.html
Washington, DC - Longtime Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan has been named "The Sexiest Man Alive," during a short ceremony and certificate exchange with his wife during dinner ThursdayGreenspan's wife, NBC journalist Andrea Mitchell
, whom he married in 1997, was proud to give her husband the award and says she almost gave it to Stone Phillips, but then changed her mind at the last minute.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/business/media/13mitchell.html
For Greenspan’s Wife, Covering the Financial Crisis Is on a Case-by-Case Basis
“To me it’s a pretty easy balancing act,” Mr. Capus said in an interview Sunday. “She knows where to draw the line.”
For the same reasons, the network decided that Ms. Mitchell would not take the lead in covering the recent Congressional hearings about the economy.