An anonymous reader writes: The first time I read an article about the H1B Visa program and it's use in the US was on Slashdot. Stories related to the H1B Visa program show up as Slashdot articles as events happen that illustrate potential abuse. The issue around the program in essence is "is it acceptable to hire foreign labor to replace us employees performing the same job." This issue is a polarizing one with billions of dollars at stake. One on side of the aisle people against H1B visas are seen as antiquated xenophobes. On the other side of the aisle stories show a real impact on real people loosing real jobs and having the option of either training their replacement or loosing their severance. Regardless, the recent 60 minutes episode on the subject settled the matter once and for all in my mind. The H1B visa program is being abused by corporations both in the US and other countries for the sole purpose of adding to the bottom line. What was even more interesting to me is that both the US and the foreign workers are being mistreated by the program. In effect, the only real winners are the organizations or companies either providing the resources or consuming them.