Check the rules, regulations and contract terms under which "job protected" foreign labor is admitted to the United States. In reality or nearly in reality in times of lay off or cut back terminations American born citizens that served in the US military (or Peace Corps, etc) and are current in paying all of their taxes due must be severed before the job protected can be severed. This was true with Padrone. This was true with Bracero. This is in strongly believed, if not legally, the way L1 and H-1B works.

<grin> Go to Mexico, illegally return to the US and your health care will be paid for, your will get in-state college tuition rates, no taxes due since you work off the books and other benefits. <grin>

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This Old Rant !
I just finished a contract working for one month with a well known fashion designer who had H1B's contracted to work as their programmers. I was contracted for a 2-4 month assignment which ended in when I completed the work in six weeks as a result of pressure to finish quickly by the designer company. They have a 20 person staff from Pakistan called Visionet Systems who in turn contracted me to do a job for them (I am US Born and raised) Now under normal circumstances, I would have been hired eventually and trained in other areas of the company but not the budget conscious designer company, my assignment was done they let me go and the Pakistani consulting company stayed. I am still out of work and now on Welfare since I did not make enough money or time put in to file for unemployment!!!! THIS IS WHAT PROGRAMS LIKE THIS DO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!!!
New one!
Last Company surprisingly enough was in NYC! contractors from India 3 of them there for 2 years
Contracted me for for a help desk /Programmer position Stock market took a hit Bye Bye in 2 weeks. Lasted
all of 2 months. 3 employees from other departments got terminated and they still kept the India based consultants.
Cheap foreign labor practices are alive and well.

All -

Goodbye, American-born high-tech innovators.
I'd bet that Jack Kilby is turning in his grave, and if you don't know who Kilby is, then you don't deserve to be in this business. These days American companies (particularly IBM) prefer cheap foreign labor, not American-born innovators.

- sjl

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