I'm just saying (Main Board)

by JoFrance, Monday, June 22, 2020, 19:12 (13 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

The change to the H1-b visa program is permanent:

"For example, Disney hired an Indian company in 2012 to take over various jobs, including Disney’s software jobs in Orlando. The Indian company, HCL, asked for and got the H-1Bs for Disney by swearing only that the new H-1Bs would not displace other HCL workers in the United States — regardless of the intended harmful impact on Americans.

“We’re going to bring that to an end, to a screeching halt,” Cuccinelli said. “The president has ordered us to close that loophole. We’re going to do that by regulation. Again, this will be a permanent change.”


It looks like Congress is not needed to make this change (Good!) which should have been made a long time ago to protect the American IT industry. Neither party has ever cared to do it because American workers didn't matter (only Fortune 500 companies did), but Trump has seized the moment to make these needed changes and there is no valid argument against it given the unemployment in this country.

What a sweet deal the Indian outsourcing companies had for a very long time, all with the blessing of our elected leaders. Bastards, all of them.

I think this will revitalize the American IT industry and American's will step up to fill the need. Companies may even have to offer on-the-job training for the right candidates like they did a very long time ago. Older workers that have been sidelined may suddenly find their skills in demand again.

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