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House Committee Unites to Clamp Down on Indian Firmsí Use of H-1B Visas
The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2017 | Laura Meckler

Posted on 12/27/2017 11:05:33 AM PST by KingofZion

Bipartisanship on the divisive issue of immigration is a rarity in Congress, but that is what happened when the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation making it harder for Indian outsourcing companies to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S.

At the same time, the bill eases rules on some U.S. high-tech firms that use H-1B visas, putting political distance between Silicon Valley and Indian outsourcers as President Donald Trump condemns the program as rampant with abuse and a source of unfair competition to American workers.

The new rules apply only to companies that are heavy users of the program, or “H-1B dependent.” Lawmakers changed the definition of “H-1B dependent” to make sure technology companies that hire hundreds of foreigners every year, such as Facebook Inc., weren’t affected.

In turn, the House bill, the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act, has infuriated Indian outsourcing companies and the Indian government, according to someone who advises the government.

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The new rules would require that firms either pay workers more–as much as $135,000 a year—or prove they tried to recruit Americans. The bill requires that no Americans are laid off by either the outsourcing firm or the clients that they serve for the entire length of the visa. It also authorizes Labor Department investigations and raises fees.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: h1b; housejudiciary; immigration; india; indiah1b; outsourcing
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More WINNING. This is long overdue - these are jobs that US companies can easily train US citizens to do rather than outsourcing overseas. My friends who are coders also say it has also severely depressed wages in this sector
1 posted on 12/27/2017 11:05:33 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion

“High skilled foreign workers”. That’s some funny shit right there.
A two week boot camp and fake resume doesn’t make you a developer or a database admin or any other such thing.


2 posted on 12/27/2017 11:18:26 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: KingofZion

“High-skilled” = Lower priced.


3 posted on 12/27/2017 11:19:06 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (CW II: One side has over 8 TRILLION bullets and the other side can't decide which bathroom to use.)
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To: KingofZion

But they are letting US companies continue with the H1B abuses.


4 posted on 12/27/2017 11:21:57 AM PST by pas
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To: precisionshootist
A two week boot camp and fake resume doesn’t make you a developer or a database admin or any other such thing.

Yeah, but it will make you a "SCRUM Master". Imagine how beautiful the world would be if everyone mastered SCRUM. Oh, wait! What if everybody also Sigma'd six times? Like a scrummy blackbelt covered in six flavors of smegma. Maybe mount some kind of ISO 9000 laser on the friggin' shark's head.

That person, or thing, would be an unmovable, "Who Moved My Cheese" 5th Disciplinarian, I assure you.

At least until the scammers come up with the next corporate "efficiency" fad in order to separate 'tards with MBAs from stockholder money.

5 posted on 12/27/2017 11:29:36 AM PST by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We MAGA)
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To: KingofZion

There are some very liberal Indians in Silicon Valley who are 100% liberal and are interested in any and all leverage on behalf of Indians and Indian-Americans to the exclusion of pro-USA policies. They have very little clue of what makes the USA great— they are only interested in exploiting whatever they can from whatever the current political situation is. Well to do local Indian Americans have hosted the Clintons during political campaign fund raising in the past. Some of these folks do not understand how such things as the 2nd Amendment, the 1st Amendment and the electoral college contribute towards making the USA the best country in the world. They want to tinker with the formula and make it more socialistic. They recruit young voters since young voters are also more liberal and also more ignorant of USA history and the principles of USA government. Ugh.


6 posted on 12/27/2017 11:31:16 AM PST by SteveH
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To: pas

BINGO! Why in the hell are they letting Facebook skate?


7 posted on 12/27/2017 11:31:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KingofZion

Need to send all H1B home, not use this as a gateway for them to come and stay in America. Free of these jobs for American workers.


8 posted on 12/27/2017 11:32:58 AM PST by Reno89519 (PRESIDENT TRUMP, KEEP YOUR PROMISES! NO AMNESTY AND BUILD THAT WALL.)
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To: KingofZion

As opposed to opening offices in New Delhi, Bombay, Manila, etc. and laying off engineers here in the US?


9 posted on 12/27/2017 11:33:07 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Sirius Lee
Who Outsourced My Cheese?

coming soon to an HR department near you?

10 posted on 12/27/2017 11:35:03 AM PST by Buffalo Bob
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To: precisionshootist
“High skilled foreign workers”. That’s some funny shit right there. A two week boot camp and fake resume doesn’t make you a developer or a database admin or any other such thing.

When I was an accountant, I was training one of those "High skilled foreign workers" to take my job. He would always brag about being a chartered accountant - equal to our CPA. He flat out asked me, "Why is the December beginning balance the same and the November ending balance?". They never were able to get to the level of quality work that Americans produced and eventually were outsourced to the Philippines. Study after study has shown that foreign outsourcing is a temporary corporate fools gold.

11 posted on 12/27/2017 11:43:53 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Common sense can solve a lot of issues when applied properly)
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To: KingofZion

When people ask you what your idea of “making America great again”, this is one of the answers: cracking down on H1-B visa fraud so our own people can get the first crack at an American job and start a real career.


12 posted on 12/27/2017 11:45:17 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Buffalo Bob
coming soon to an HR department near you?

Depends on what color is your parachute? is.

13 posted on 12/27/2017 11:48:01 AM PST by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We MAGA)
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To: Cyclone59
Study after study has shown that foreign outsourcing is a temporary corporate fools gold.

Yes, but the balloon stays afloat long enough for senior execs to get their bonus and golden parachute, so...


14 posted on 12/27/2017 12:00:18 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mi-kha-el
Unlikely to happen with core business software: too much interference between management and developers (time zone alone is a major issue).

Most importantly, their American supervisors won’t go and can’t work in India.

15 posted on 12/27/2017 12:54:04 PM PST by pierrem15 ("Massacrez-les, car le seigneur connait les siens")
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To: Mi-kha-el

H-1b is a scam. Kill it.


16 posted on 12/27/2017 12:59:23 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: precisionshootist; KingofZion

How could these people can replace American workers with fake resume or two weeks boot camp? Is that means one of them is not working at all. Are these H1B jobs are like watering factory plants? I heard that these unionised labor market once charged as much as $80 an hour.


17 posted on 12/27/2017 1:19:52 PM PST by chromesk (Even fake resumes can replace American workers?)
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To: Reno89519

You will be disappointed. This law is short of doing anything like that.


18 posted on 12/27/2017 1:19:52 PM PST by chromesk (Even fake resumes can replace American workers?)
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To: KingofZion

Many Americans had to train Indians so that these could replace them.

It is like having to dig your own grave before execution.


19 posted on 12/27/2017 1:40:00 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: precisionshootist

Even today, American draftsmen lose their jobs to Indians because the work is still being shipped to India. Ask anyone working for an Engineering & Construction Company. The hoax is still being perpetuated.


20 posted on 12/27/2017 1:45:31 PM PST by 353FMG
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