H-1B VISA SCAM ON AMERICAN WORKERS
Frosty Wooldridge and Dr. Gene Nelson
Our elected officials in Washington, DC take an oath of office to �defend and protect� American citizens. Senators and Representatives pledge their honor to work for the benefit of their American constituents who voted them into office. However, today, after one decade, 890,000 high tech American citizens were forced to train foreign workers and then were fired via the H-1B visa program. In 2000, not satisfied with 115,000 visas per year, Congress increased the annual quota to more than 195,000 visas. That visa is why you hear a foreign voice with broken English when you call for high tech help.
It�s your clue that another American citizen is out of work.
Millions of college�-trained American citizens have suffered unemployment via Congressional actions. While employers raise the false claim that positions are being "offshored," in reality, immigrants from nations such as India, China, and Russia are displacing American citizens while eroding American wage scales. Simultaneously, the economic elite, who capture most of the value added by these professionals, are experiencing unprecedented increases in their personal wealth � as working American�s economic stability teeters on the brink.
[Editors Note: The same thing occured in the 1800s as covered in the book The Coming Battle]
Hundreds of thousands of American citizen recent college graduates are unable to find work. Instead, they are being forced to take low-�skill positions that make scant use of their training. Is this the America we aspire to? Many still live, uninsured, with their parents. Employers covet the "fresh cheap young blood" from Third World nations, instead.
Government leaders trumpet "rising productivity" and continue to suggest that job creation will eventually catch up with population growth. The grim reality is that millions of jobs have been cut since 2000. Those visa holders are "officially" working only eight hours per day. Thus, having millions of these people working as indentured servants in exchange for potential employer "green card" sponsorship results in tens of millions of hours per year of uncompensated overtime � an employer windfall worth billions.
Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman described the H-1B visa program as another government subsidy (to employers) in 2002. How many more subsidies can we afford? Highly skilled and experienced professionals with PhDs and two decades of "high tech" employment are told by employers they are "overqualified." This thinly--disguised illegal employment discrimination on the basis of age and national origin has meant that many Americans have been seeking full � time employment since 2001. (One employer, Genuity, Inc. retained its special visa holders while axing the jobs of hundreds of American citizens.)
It should be clear by now that these special visa programs, which are a form of corporate welfare, often as a quid � pro � quo for generous campaign contributions, are destroying America as a participatory democracy. Plutocracy is becoming the power behind many government leaders.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The history of these employer � designed "cheap labor" programs includes many ethical lapses. The H visa was created in 1952 to give "special handling" to western range-land owners who wanted inexpensive imported sheepherders. The term "special handling" means that employers don�t have to attest that they are usurping American citizen�s access to jobs. In 1976, in response to still undisclosed considerations, the Association of American Universities (AAU) successfully lobbied U.S. Representative Joshua Eilberg for the passage of the "Eilberg Amendment" which granted universities special handling for college professors and researchers. AAU members imported unprecedented numbers of these skilled professionals at bargain � basement prices, since the employer could sponsor the special visa holder for permanent residency after six years of quasi � slave labor. These colleges cut off the chance for bright, dedicated American citizens to pursue a career in research or teaching. Instead, some worked in those fields for a total of six years, but were discarded by employers like yesterday�s newspaper.
Even more shocking, employers are now importing people to work in very sensitive positions affecting our nation�s infrastructure and national defense. Non � American workers are teaching our young people in elementary schools � and teaching some very un - American values, (such as how unimportant women are, based on the entrenched cultures of India, Middle East and mainland China) to their receptive young charges.
The goal of most employers is clear. Drive down U.S. wages with labor gluts that result from removing all protections against displacement by desperate Third World wage earners.
OUR NEXT STEPS
What can be done to equalize the power of American citizens against these "robber barons?" The first step is to widely circulate information like this article. The opposition annually spends millions of dollars in sophisticated public relations campaigns. American citizens, harnessing the power of the Internet, can counteract their propaganda.
Joining organizations such as WashTech.com, NAEA.US, NumbersUSA.com and FAIRUS.ORG gives you access to citizen empowerment tools to take back this democracy before it is too late. The leadership of reformers such as U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo should be supported and encouraged. We hope it does not take bloody street riots to re-establish American democracy.
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Dr. Gene Nelson ([email protected]) has been campaigning for reform of American labor markets for two decades. He is a sought � after source utilized by many television, radio, and print reporters. He has lobbied during many visits to Washington, DC for reform of the special visa programs. In 1999, he presented testimony critical of the H-1B visa program in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is writing a book An American Scam : How Special Interests Undermine National Security with Endless �Techie� Gluts.
A 27 page summary version is available gratis via an email request to Dr. Gene Nelson [email protected]
Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents in the past 26 years.
He has written hundreds of articles (regularly) for 17 national and 2 international magazines. He has had hundreds of editorials published in top national newspapers including the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Albany Herald and Christian Science Monitor.
His first book, "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" by Falcon Press is available nationwide. His second book "STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" by the Brookfield Reader published in January 2002. His bicycle books include "BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD."
His latest book. �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION�DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.�
Frosty Wooldridge has guest lectured at Cornell University, teaching creative writing workshops, magazine writing at Michigan State University, and has presented environmental science lectures at the University of Colorado, University of Denver and Regis University. He also lectures on "Religion and Ethics" at Front Range College in Colorado.
What can be done to equalize the power of American citizens against these "robber barons?" The first step is to widely circulate information like this article.