Lax H1-B visa regulations have resulted in a difficult employment situation for many Americans and now the president is doubling-down on the much-hated policy by printing a massive number of work permits for non-American technology workers.
As the nation prepares to ring in the New Year, President Barack Obama is preparing a colossal new executive action that could print-up work permits for a huge number of foreign white-collar graduates every year, above and beyond the levels set by Congress.
American workers have been losing jobs to Asian workers for years. Asians will work for pennies on the dollar, are accepting of a sweatshop-style workplace and will subjugate nicely in a hierarchical environment. The perfect workforce to empower management, but not the worker.
The annual award of Green Cards — and vital preliminary work-permits — is limited by quotas that mostly impact the many Indian and Chinese graduates who come to the United States as H-1B guest-workers, or who first arrive as students and later start working in the United States via the Optional Practical Training and H-1B programs.
Innovation occurs because the environment fosters it. A company needs rebels, non-conformists and radicals if it wants to make something new. Asians are heavily conformant due to their culture.
The reason Congress set limits on the number of foreign workers was to insure that the Americans spending $40K+ on a college education wouldn’t be left unemployed because someone from India accept their job for half the cost.
The foreign graduates typically get entry-level jobs that would otherwise go to new U.S.business graduates, designers, doctors, programmers, engineers and scientists. Also, the foreign graduates are used to replace mid-level American professionals once they seek mid-career pay-raises to help pay for mortgages and child-rearing.
Technology jobs are becoming commodities. No one wants to spend $55,000 on an education and have to underbid someone else that is comfortable living in an apartment with 2 other families.
That’s because the policy will allow U.S. employers to hire foreign college graduates at very low salaries. The foreign graduates will gladly take those low-wage white-collar jobs because the new policy allows them to get deferred payments from the federal government — valuable permanent work-permits that are the first step on the golden pathway to Green Cards and citizenship.
Before long, this president’s strategies will benefit every other population other than our own.