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Response to lunasun (Reply #54)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:49 PM

59. Most people don't object to TRULY highly skilled workers, but do object to REPLACEMENT workers

 

According to a 2011 GAO study, the majority of H-1B visa recipients are "Entry Level" workers. In fact the GAO says that 54% of H-1B visa recipients are "Entry Level" workers.

In fact a "highly skilled" worker who has an H-1B visa is actually quite rare. The GAO claims that only 6% of the H-1B visa recipients are even "Fully Competent," which is a much lower standard than "highly skilled."

If you want to use the H-1B visa to import "highly skilled" workers it is time to change the population of H-1B visa recipients and import TRULY "highly skilled" workers.

The problem is that corporate America proposes visas for "highly skilled" workers and then uses the visa for REPLACEMENT workers, a classic bait and switch.

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