There is a problem in this country..
I go to Nashua, NH, around the Oracle and other labs residential areas, and there are basically nothing but H1B Indians all over. Go to Herndon, VA (another tech hub), same thing, go up and down the office parking garages, streets, and basically nothing but H1B Indians all over again. Americans are virtually nowhere to be seen..
I talk to my university placement officer of a top 25 US business and tech school, and he says that he cannot place half of his new grads..
Tech salaries are falling year by year, even though there is this 'supposed' shortage..!
It is a fraud, there is no shortage. The recession for the middle class tech people would have ended 5 years ago if it wasn't for H1B. We'd all have permanent good jobs, with high salaries, strong benefits and good vacation, with respect from management..if it wasn't for H1B. Apparently 1 out of 2 new tech jobs in this country now goes to an H1B, while there are millions of high educated Americans out of work or underemployed in 'junk-jobs' and tempwork.
Campaign money by large employers are corrupting the law and steal money from regular middle class educated Americans as long as this continues.
It is NOT racism to say that this is wrong.. !
There probably is not much that can be done about offshoring, but 'fake shortage' H1B is happening right here in this country. We are being rubbed out, and being replaced.. in our own country! It *CAN* and *SHOULD* be stopped...now!, if we rise up..
Why don't we take action?. Maybe not a union like the Teamsters, but Lawyers have a union (the American Bar Association), Doctors do (you need to be 'licensed' to practice..that is just like a union..). How about we all wear our Guy Fawks masks(so we can still keep our jobs the next day..those of us that have jobs anyways..) and have a day of protest in tech parks across the country this summer, in front of senate and representatives district offices all over the country.
Be loud, be vocal, like those French unions do. Be disruptive to company bottom lines. Protest in front of their clients when they contract out to firms that use H1B, like those Anti-Abortionist and NRA people do, make the companies feel pain so this changes!.
We don't have to do nothing... If we unite and make disruption enough that it costs more to companies to not listen to us...then they will listen to us, and stop doing things like 'fake shortage' H1B that destroy the middle class.