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A Different, Disturbing View of the H-1B Program – CIS

https://cis.org/North/Different-Disturbing-View-H1B-Program

By David North on July 29, 2020

“My overall view of the H-1B program is that it is used to bring low-cost labor to the U.S. IT industry, and that this lowers wages in the industry, and denies some half a million or so U.S. citizens and green card holders jobs. Young Indian males from the south of the country get the lion’s share of these jobs as non-immigrant workers.

Here’s another, quite different take on the program: some of those working in the program – largely from India – have few skills but their hiring and their continuing to hold jobs is riddled with India-based fraud. And these charges are coming from people who write Indian English; they do not want to either end or reduce the H-1B program, they simply wanted qualified Indians to get the job, not unqualified ones.

So in addition to some exploitative employers, the H-1B system also has some cheating migrant workers. It is not a pretty picture.

The “services” offered by “implementation partners” (the site mentions Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys as examples) are summarized as follows:

If you’re a fresh-out-of-college, how can you earn $60 per hour? Fake it. Add 7 years of experience in your resume. Survive. As SIMPLE as that”.