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#1 10 years ago

Hi. I'm writing a research paper and I want to know what are your opinions on people on H1-B visas (mostly from India and China). Is this a good thing or a bad thing for America? I've done research, but it's really difficult to decide. A huge debate atm. Please explain, no simple answers.




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#2 10 years ago

I think that the company who outsources and hires them is being greedy, as the workers will work for less ( 30 cents an hour, no joke) also it is annoying to talk on the phone to a guy or gal who usually doesn't speak english also I believe it is hurting the economy of America, because there are many people out of work now, who can't get good jobs, who if they hadn't been laid off, would be buying products, thus keep the economy going in a circle




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#3 10 years ago
nanobot_swarm;4323240also it is annoying to talk on the phone to a guy or gal who usually doesn't speak english

Funny that you say that. People in India are eagerly learning accent-free English to get a job in a call center, which are among the highest paid jobs there.




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#4 10 years ago

well its a step forward




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#5 10 years ago

I personally think it's a good thing. I mean sure, some americans might not be better than some foreigners, but heck, it makes america stronger right? BTW, what do you people think about the OFWs in america? (Overseas Filipino Workers)




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#6 10 years ago

Actually, companies are often even forced to resort to these Visas, due to the fact that a large part of the population ignores precisely these jobs which these people do.

That's the first group that uses these visas, and interestingly, it's probably the smallest. The largest group is paid experts. These visas are largely utilised by oriental restaurants (I remember many china restaurant owners in Israel strongly protested a removal of similar visas, as it would all but kill chinese cuisine) and secondly both China and India have large hightech sectors, which many companies are eager to get there hands on. And these experts are very well paid. Thus, until the american educational system improves, many high tech companies will keep using these visas as a way to get good experts.