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Re: [newtech-1] U.S. demand for skilled worker visas seen topping quota soon

From: Michael M.
Sent on: Friday, April 5, 2013 9:23 AM
Richard, 
  Susan went to the trouble of explaining what the article said. Can you give us a little more than a shoulder shrug?



On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Susan Crayne <[address removed]> wrote:

The H1-B program is not used primarily by large US corporations to hire specialized workers.  In fact, the top 10 recipients of H1-B visas last year were consulting firms based outside the US (but with offices in the US), who then contracted the workers to the large U.S. companies. .  In one of the comments, someone who worked with an H1-B visa recipient was told that the recipient made $20k per year.  Some portion of the difference between that 20k and a usual programmer's salary was not benefitting the US company where the programmer worked, it was going to an offshore company. For more info, I suggest reading the article.

Susan

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