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Response to leveymg (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:05 AM

45. As bad as H-1B visas are, OPTs, L1s, and B1s are worse.

 

For H-1B visas, there is at least a prevailing wage requirement, but the requirement is so badly abused that the prevailing wage requirement has no value. H-1B visa recipients are paid at imaginary prevailing wages.

B1 visa recipients and L1 visa recipients are paid at wages of the home country. So Indian programmers are paid wages typical for Indian workers, for Indian programmers, they are paid $7/hour.

OPT (Optional Practical Training) visas are visas for "trainees." OPT visa recipients have no requirement for prevailing wage. So who does corporate America hire? A US worker of someone here on an OPT visa who has no access to US labor laws?

Together all visas amount to about 300K to 500K workers each year, every year. The careers of US workers are being DESTROYED!

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