H-1B Visa reform: None should be issued until unemployment drops below 5 percent

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The current unemployment rate is 9.1 percent. However, that figure represents only those Americans currently receiving unemployment checks, and is not truly indicative of the dire employment situation now facing the U.S. The official figure does not include those Americans who have been laid off from full-time positions and are now working ... Full Story
Fed Up Vet

Reston, VA

#1 Jun 20, 2011
Dave has the right idea but doesn't go far enough. This country should not issue ANY new or renewal visa's until the unemployment rate drops below; pick a number. I would say 5 %. Also eliminate the visa lottery.

Level 3

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#2 Jun 20, 2011
And tighter regulations on who can come here with the person. Correct me if I am wrong but cannot certain family members come with the person? I remember reading stories about children of migrant farm workers and education (workers here legally) and the dangers the children face while the parent(s) are in the field.
Fed Up Vet

Reston, VA

#3 Jun 20, 2011
Biker Mom wrote:
And tighter regulations on who can come here with the person. Correct me if I am wrong but cannot certain family members come with the person? I remember reading stories about children of migrant farm workers and education (workers here legally) and the dangers the children face while the parent(s) are in the field.
Biker Mom

You are essentially correct about spouses and dependants. I found the following on the DHS website.

Spouses and Children of H1-B, H2-A and H2-B visas

With the exception of "Q-1 Cultural Exchange Visitors", the spouse and unmarried, minor children of an applicant under for any of the above types of visas may also apply for the same type of visa in order to accompany or join the principal applicant. The principal applicant must be able to show that he or she will be able to support his or her family in the U.S. A person who has received a visa as the spouse or child of a temporary worker may not accept employment in the U.S. with the exception of spouses of L-1 visa holders - L-2 spouses who may engage in employment with an "employment authorized" endorsement or appropriate work permit.
Fed Up Vet

Reston, VA

#4 Jun 20, 2011
Info on Visas can be found at:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types...

“But it's so Racist”

Level 1

Since: Mar 10

United States

#5 Jun 20, 2011
Fed Up Vet wrote:
Dave has the right idea but doesn't go far enough. This country should not issue ANY new or renewal visa's until the unemployment rate drops below; pick a number. I would say 5 %. Also eliminate the visa lottery.
Spoken like a typical Nativist but in a way I have to agree with you. The problem I see here is that all an employer has to do is post a job in the newspaper and give a few Americans an interview and not hire them to warrant the need of an H-1B visa.

I shit you not, my employer did that crap. They posted some electrician positions and then ended up hiring a hand full of Burmese immigrants who all claimed to have Electrical Engineering Degrees. I used to work with them and I hate to say this but they didn't even know how to use a multimeter to test for low voltage grounds.

My point here is that these H1-B visa holders are normally employee sponsored and the employer has them by the balls. If the company finds a reason to fire them, they usually have to go back home. Do you see the benefit of employing immigrants over an American?
Meena

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Aug 28, 2013
H1B Indian visa IT workers has misconception that Indian American IT workers can find a job elsewhere. But If you majored in computer science and have worked in that field for 20 years why would one go outside IT to work?.... Every time I come across Indian – being Indian and in IT it’s not that hard as you can imagine …They are like ‘ you can find job elsewhere you are citizen’…Why would I go elsewhere this my career and this is what I enjoy doing and all I know….
Brenda besson

United States

#8 Aug 28, 2013
None of these people should ever be in the country,so no need for a visa.just get lost and dont come back.

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