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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 11:33 AM

4. Bravi! Bravissimi! The J visa is rife with abuse

Even within my own realm of employers, I've had to butt heads and say no when someone wanted a J-1 visa worker to get around the H-1B cap or some other stupid reason.

Bottom line: J visa is for bona fide training or internship. It cannot be used to fill a position. It cannot be used as 'employment' and it cannot be used to get around H-1B rules simply because you're too cheap to pay the H-1B prevailing wages.

The problem is that the J visa is administered the U.S. Department of State. USDOS allows a certain number of third-party agencies to issue the DS-2019 (the form that entitles its holder to the J visa). These agencies are predatory scum who take advantage of foreign people who legitimately intend to come to the U.S. as a learning experience and to pad their resumes. Instead, they 'sell' the idea that the J position will be just like a real job, even if they represent to the U.S. government otherwise.

They don't have to pay a certain wage to the trainee/intern and they know the trainee/intern only has a maximum of 12 months (18 months in limited cases).

The J visa program as originally intended is a great way to improve cultural exchanges, but the way it is used 9 times out of 10 is simply for less-than-honest reasons.

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