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Essential H-1B Links

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H-1B Opposition

Petition to Abolish H-1B - Sign this petition to give Congress the message - NO MORE H-1B. This petition will go to Capitol Hill to give them our message.
Norman Matloff  - The guru of H-1B and age discrimination. His paper  "Debunking the Myth of a Desperate Software Labor Shortage",  is one of the best studies on H-1B and age discrimination. He also has links to all sorts of material for the serious researcher.

Programmers Guild  - Attempting to form a guild of professional programmers. They have huge archives detailing the politics behind H-1B and why this program is destoying the scientific infrastructure in the U.S.

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Numbers USA  - Send free faxes to your politicians to protest H-1B. This organization takes up all aspects of legal and illegal immigration.

Center for Immigration Studies  - Lots of useful .pdf documents.

Face Intel  - Employee abuse by Intel. Discusses how Intel misuses H-1Bs. Documents the blatant age discrimination that H-1B enables.

H-1B Abuse American Style - Website authored by an H-1B who has suffered abuse by greedy American Corporations

FAIR - go here to do serious research on all aspects of H-1B and immigration

Coalition For the American CauseSo far Pat Buchanan is the only presidential candidate that takes a strong stand against H-1B. Most candidates fear that Pat might bring H-1B to national attention.

American Engineering Association  - An organization for engineers that is concerned with immigration, unemployment, loss of our manufacturing base and many other professional issues. They dispute the ITAA assertion that there is a massive shortage of engineers.

Technology Employment and Engineering Manpower Newsletter - A site run by the AEA that includes engineering and information technology employment issues. Check out the "Critique of Department of Commerce Report on Shortage of IT Workers".

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  - This organization has been on the frontline of the battle against H-1B. Sometimes, though it is difficult to tell whose side they are on.

Seven Lean Years - America's New High Tech Underclass - Former NASA employee describes the despair he has suffered trying to find meaningful employment in a job market glutted by foreign workers. 
The Coalition for the Future American Worker - This organization is on the H-1B battle lines.They help sponsor ads to inform people of the H-1B scam.
Project USA - a group that wants mass immigration to be controlled
VDARE is an interesting collection of writings about immigration and H-1B. 
Americans For Better Immigration have an excellent resource online to see the H-1B voting records of our politicans. They grade each politician and show their voting records. Consider this site a must to see where your representatives stand on immigration issues.
SoftPac was the original H-1B activist site. Larry Richards battled H-1B in the early days and inspired the H-1B Hall of Shame. See the LCA that he got apporved from the DOL for 20 programmers for $5 an hour.


Pro H-1B Supporters

India H1B Visa Holders' Corner - Everything you need to know to become an H-1B including Richest Immigrants in the US, Getting your driving permit, Buying a Car and House, Medical Insurance, FAQ on Certifications, History of Indians in US
Get Your Visa Online - You can get an H-1B visa online for $1350
Rajiv S. Khanna   - An H-1B lawyer who probably is very rich by now. This is actually a very good source of  legal information regarding non-immigrant visas.
Proposed DOL H-1B Regulations - If you enjoy studying detailed government legal documents this one is for you.
Y-Axis  - They claim they are the " World's Most Favorite H-1B Community." 
American Immigration Network - Do it yourself kits for H-1B, L-1, and K-1 visas
Immigration Lawyer Joel Stewart - Gives legal advice on how to reject Americans in favor of H-1Bs. He says "even in a depressed economy, employers who favor aliens have an arsenal of legal means to reject all U.S. workers who apply."
Visa Jobs by Mr. Lorenzo M. Lleras, Attorney at Law.  Online database of jobs that are available for H-1Bs, not U.S. citizens. The database on this site restricts access to most of their data to educational and employment agencies. The "H-1B Hall of Shame" database is completely open to everybody. This site provides a link to ShameH1B that brings a lot of people here. For that I thank them.
Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) - helped create the "desperate shortage of technical workers" myth. President Harris Miller is one of the criminals of the H-1B fiasco. ITAA consists of 400 direct and 26,000 affiliate corporate members throughout the U.S., and a global network of 41 countries' IT associations
ITAA Calls for New Collaboration on IT Workforce Challenge to Address Persistent Shortage- Dispels Myths Before Blue Ribbon Panel. Some older Harris Miller quotes.
Visa Jobs - Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine. More people link to my site from here than anywhere else. Lots of legal information on work visas.
Immigration Permit for University Degree Professions - Law Office of Joseph C. Grasmick has all sorts of useful advice on how to get work visas for any career you can think of.
Immigration Law Center - Assistance in processing permanent and temporary visas
ABA Trying to Limit H-1B Lawyers - These hypocrites don't mind H-1B as long as it is for everybody else. Immigration lawyers are into the big money, and they want to keep it that way without foreign lawyers getting in on the action.
GetUSAVisa is run by the Law Offices of James Scott Yoh. They are immigration lawyers that claim they will assist anyone who has problems or issues concerning immigration law, visa, and naturalization process (citizenship). 
H-1B Sponsors has an depressingly large list of U.S. companies that sponsor H-1B Visas in IT and NON IT fields 
Dittus Communications - Ever wonder how all those H-1B editorial letters get written? Or why pro-H-1B groups seem to have no problem lobbying? You just hire this "grassroots shop" and they will "deliver policy victories primarily through grassroots media relations - generating media coverage in policymakers' backyards." Their clients include the infamous American Business for Legal Immigration (ABLI).
The American Immigration Lawyers Association represents a group of lawyers that will do anything to maximize profit for the H-1B body trade. They give advice to immigration lawyers on how to use and abuse all the loopholes that H-1B provides.  
New H-1B Bill FAQ - Law Offices of Carl Shusterman. H-1B lawyer Shusterman's site is a great for information on all types of visas, but don't kid yourself, he is a very rich, militant lawyer getting rich on work visas. He says, "To paraphrase a famous American: "We have just begun to fight!" So just WHO is Shusterman "fighting?" Quite militant, I'd say! Perhaps Shusterman is declaring war on American workers so that his H-1B clients can take their jobs.


Important Government Sites

Enforcement of  H-1B Labor Condition Applications  - a huge document that descibes the DOL enforcement procedure for LCAs.
Labor Condition Applications & Requirements for Employers  is a another huge government guide to the LCA.
Public access; retention of records - Describes how employers must put their LCAs in a public place.
I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker - The Immigration and Naturalization Service uses the I-129 in a similar fashion as the LCA.
U.S. State Department  - Tips for H-1Bs and other temporary workers. Our government Shamelessly at work spending our tax dollars. Shame on Them!


Magazine Articles and Web Pages

Programmer shortage slows wireless development - Actually There are no any special skills and tool kits (except for several market buzzwords) to develop wireless applications similar to the fact that there are no special TV sets to accept air, wire (cable) or satellite transmissions. Author JULEKHA DASH is just another H-1B advocate. Computerworld Feb. 5, 2001

Huddled Masses - America's generous immigration laws are increasingly being corrupted and taken advantage of by self-aware economic interests.  Former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich stated the H1-B program "has become a major means of circumventing the costs of paying skilled American workers or the costs of training them". Washington Times Feb. 1, 2001
New U.S. Immigration Law Roil Visa Foes - Many believe that regardless of economic conditions, corporate America will seek broader access to foreign staffers. "Their activities go on as if there had never been any layoffs," said Bill Reed, president of the American Engineering Association, Fort Worth, Texas. "There's no bad time to import workers.” Planet IT Jan 18,2001
Why H-1B Visas are Bad for America - AMERICA'S GENEROUS IMMIGRATION LAWS are increasingly being corrupted and taken advantage of by self-aware economic interests. FrontPage Magazine Jan. 24, 2001
H-1B opens Pandora's Box - "As the US government contemplates hiking H-1B visa quotas, the debate on the pros and cons of H-1B visas looks like it will never end." 2001
The H-1B Controversy - The only thing that seemed to stand between Ghandi and his dream job was his American citizenship. "I look like an H-1B visa person, and they called me up because of my name," the native of India explains. "Then they asked me, 'What is your status?' and I said, 'I am a U.S. citizen." Once companies learned that, he said they stopped calling. "It made me frustrated because I went all through the interviews, and then my final [citizenship] status comes into the picture." CalCPA ONLINE Jan 2001
ZDNet News Talkback Central 2001 - "It is amazing how the H-1B Non-Immigrant workers who are MERE guests in the United States can be so arrogant as to be anti-American. 
"Indians Jubilant As US House Clears H1-B Visa Bill" By Ashish Kumar. Nair gushed: “I’m proud to be an American!” The source of Mr Nair’s pride was the Senate’s unanimous decision to approve an increase in the number of H-1B visas that can be issued annually by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for the next three years.

Nair's statement is an insult! It's time to WAKE UP AMERICA! H-1B's are temporary guest workers, not American citizens! Immigrant Support Network Oct. 5, 2000

Letter from Harris Miller to DOL Secretary to former U.S. Department of Labor Alexis M. Herman. Tech Law Journal Feb. 3, 2000
"A road to nowhere"  - "But, though the problem is real, I don't think H-1B visas are the solution. In fact, like the traffic-generating effect of building more freeways in Southern California, continuing to increase the number of H-1B visas, I believe, will only make the situation worse." ZDNet News  March 24, 2000
Making Engineers Low Priced Commodities - Dr. Unger discusses how H-1B is affecting all engineers. He is a candidate for board of directors of IEEE.
Legal Rejection of U.S. Workers lawyer by Joel Stewart - Stewart tells the truth when he says, "When employers feel the need to legalize aliens, it may be due to a shortage of suitable U.S. workers, but even in a depressed economy, Employers who favor aliens have an arsenal of legal means to reject all U.S. workers who apply." Immigration Portal April 24, 2000
Huddled Masses Yearning to Write Java - "many charge that the U.S. labor shortage is a fiction exploited by business to the detriment of American programmers". The Standard May 1 ,2000
Grassroots effort wages Net war against H-1B increases - Electronic Engineering Times interviews the creator of the H-1B Petition. EETimes June, 12, 2000
Will more H1-B visas solve your staffing problems? Yes according to this recruiter. Opinion Sound Off Aug. 1, 2000
Importing Foreign High Tech Workers: H-1B -- Pay 'em less, and the heck with older U.S. workers. The title says it all. Sep. 16, 2000
H-1B Foreign Workers: Better Controls Needed to Help Employers and Protect Workers :  New GAO repor - The long-waited GAO study on H-1B visas is finished. And the foreign worker program doesn't fare well in the analysis. NumbersUSA Sep. 2000
U.S. Border Control - A question of fraud - Silicon Valley pushes for more foreign workers despite federal probes. San Francisco Chronicle Sep. 21, 2000
"High Tech's Passport to Nowhere" - Lured to U.S. jobs with special visas, immigrants often face substandard pay and uncertain status. LA Times Sep. 21, 2000
"Do high-tech firms really need imported workers"' by John Miano, USA TODAY. "What should outrage Americans is the industry's solution to its mythical labor shortage: the H-1B visa program." USA Today Sep. 21, 2000
NPR Talk of the Nation on 9/26/2000. Host Juan Williams hosts a discussion where John Miano of the Programmers guild takes on Harris Miller on the H-1B issue. This is a Real Audio clip.
H-1B Visas: Our Asians Will Beat Their Asians" - Right now 115,000 immigrants a year enter the country to work, not in stoop-and-squat agricultural jobs (H-2A visas), but as the well-educated, high-tech talent of enterprises like IBM, Hewlett Packard, Yale and Deloitte & Touche. Hartford Courant Oct. 6, 2000
The scourge of Silicon Valley - A interview of Norman Matloff and yours truly. Oct.. 19, 2000
Coming to America - "Raising the cap on H-1B "will guarantee this 'shortage' will go on forever," he says. "It's going to be a self-fulfilling prophecy because wages are not going to go up." TechWeek Oct. 16, 2000
HOUSE MEMBERS HOODWINKED ON H-1B VOTE" - a letter to the editor by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. San Francisco Chronicle Nov. 13, 2000
The H-1B Boom - Predatory culture of fraud, abuse emerging in India. San Francisco Mercury News Nov. 19,2000
Labor contractors of all stripes abound in Bay Area and the nation - "There are no definitive counts of H-1B labor contractors, but people in the industry reckon there are hundreds in Northern California, and perhaps over a thousand across the United States." Mercury News Nov. 19, 2000
Whether shortage exists, workforce is turning global - "Independent studies have been unable to find conclusive evidence of a U.S. shortage of IT workers, something the Information Technology Association of America has insisted is the case since 1997. Mercury News Nov. 19,2000
Industry lobbyists have 'real clout' - Harris N. Miller, head of the Information Technology Association of America (whose members include AOL, AT&T and Microsoft) is rated #35 in the nation for his lobbying to support H-1B. Broadcasting & Cable Sep 6, 1999
High Tech Migrant Labor - Abundant anecdotal evidence indicates that some American technology workers, especially older ones, have a hard time finding steady work in their fields. American Prospect Dec. 20, 1999
Audit of H-1B visa miscount due this month - Auditors from Big Five accounting firm KPMG International will continue to spend time this week at the Immigration and Naturalization Service's visa processing centers, trying to determine how many extra H-1B visas the INS may have granted in fiscal 1999. Computerworld Jan 3, 2000
NPR on  "All Things Considered",  May 12, 1998. Gene Nelson and others debate the  legislative background that led to the doubling of H-1B. Nelson talks explains why H-1b leads to age discrimination. Real Audio sound clip.



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