American Dream? Cut short?
They were never supposed to be here long term to begin with.
Back in 1998 and 2001 when the flood of guest workers began arriving, the American people were assured they would be here for the Y2K projects only and then leave. 20 years later American workers are just now beginning to see some small justice.
There never was any “American” dream for
Indian Techies Y2K visa overstayers. They were and are temporary guests. Guests don’t normally move into your house and then kick you out.
No “American Dream” was ever promised to Indian “techies”. Many of them are frauds and moved to the US for the express purpose of settling down permanently, or else moving in to open their own “global staffing agencies” to bring more in.
H-1B is not a long-term, mass immigration visa. It is and always was supposed to be a very limited, temporary work visa to fill labor shortages, which never existed and still do not exist today.
It is high time the H-1B and other work visas be ended now. These jobs always belonged to Americans first, and still do today. There is a mass surplus of tech workers in the US now. We no longer need foreign workers of any kind, at all.
It’s also high time India recognize and understand that the H-1B and other temporary work visas are not an immigration conduit for the entire nation of India to move to the US.
Guest leave when asked to, and Americans are asking them to now.
“For decades, India’s software engineers fancied an onsite stint in the US, and more often than not this worked as a motivation for joining the technology services industry. While increased protectionism in the US has made getting fresh work visas tough, those who are already there aren’t getting visa extensions as easily as before. Many of those IT professionals have either returned to India in the past two years, or are looking for opportunities here
Indian nationals accounted for about 2.2 million of the 3.4 million H-1B visa petitions filed in the decade to 2017, according to USCIS”.
Keep in mind that there are only about 4 million computer or software jobs in the US, total. Since most of these H-1B holders make a quick beeline for IT jobs in Silicon Valley, or Wall St, that means 3 out of 4 IT jobs in the US were going to foreign nationals.
The citizens of any country would be outraged if this happened to them.