Even recessions have silver linings – as in less number of H1B applications (mostly from the Indian coolies for U.S. IT jobs).
As of April 9, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had received only 42,000 fresh H1B Visa applications for fiscal 2010 starting on October 1.
CIS, which started accepting applications on April 1, said it’d continue to accept H1B applications until it reaches the limit of 65,000.
Last year (i.e. for fiscal 2009), the U.S. CIS received 150,000 H1B applications for the 65,000 VisasÂ in two days.
Why the Decline
No, no, the coolies have not developed a hatred of America. By no means.
The primary reason for the drop in H1B Visa applications is the slump in the U.S. economy.
Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers (who have been counted previously against the 65,000 cap) will not count toward the fiscal year 2010 H-1B cap.
H1B Visas are a disgrace, a kick in the face of hard working American IT workers.
Originally aimed as a response to the shortage of IT workers in the states, they’ve now become a tool for U.S. corporations to fire American workers and import cheaper coolies from India and other countries.
Any attempt to cut the number of H1B Visas is strongly resisted by large American corporations via blatant lies that not enough skilled workers are available in the U.S. or that the jobs would move offshore if enough visas were not made available.
The major beneficiaries of H1B Visas are Indian firms like Infosys, Wipro and Satyam that do IT work for large U.S. corporations.
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