The top 10 users of H-1B visas last year were all offshore outsourcing firms
such as Tata and Infosys. Together these firms hired nearly half of all H-1B
workers, and less than 3 percent of them applied to become permanent residents.
According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), from 2001 to 2011, the mean
hourly wage for computer programmers didn't even increase enough to beat
inflation. More than 80 percent of H-1B visa holders are approved to
be hired at wages below those paid to American-born workers for comparable
positions, according to EPI.Like any government subsidy, the H-1B
program backfires and produces more harm than good. I am not against truly
talented and educated foreign workers coming to the USA. But there is no doubt
that 300,000 a year as supported by Zuckerberg are not needed - nowhere near
that number is needed. (Unless, of course, you are a CEO who favors US workers
being unemployed so that foreign workers on employer-owned visas are hired, so
that these workers can act like indentured servants.) Also, there are special
visas for those foreign workers who truly are special.Zuckerberg is
Yeah, Zuckerberg is right, the U.S. government blew it on surveillance. Now
Zuckerberg, he did it right. Set up a free app and have everyone spill their
guts online, turning the world into a bunch of exibhitionists, then sell the
data to third parties. THAT is the American way.
And we really care what a twenty something college dropout tells us that the US
Government got it wrong on surveillance?Especially when this twenty
something kid has a company that has access to more personal information,
emails, messages, etc, on more Americans than the Government will EVER have.Ya... this data-mining mogul really has a lot of room to lecture us on
surveillance of Americans.