UlanBatori wrote:What is so wrong with an order that says most skilled and highest paid applicant should be given preference, hain? I mean, if they are serious. Unless there is a lot more nasty stuff behind that facade.
Companies will shoot themselves in the musharraf if they misuse this to import Ivana lookalikes and such other nonsense based on non-merit criteria. (Sure, if one is in the Modeling bijnej, it is understandable that one imports Ivana lookalikes than Shrilleen lookalikes, I agree - but not if one is in the brain-based professions).
If H1B is about global competitiveness then this should benefit India and Indians more than anyone else. If H1B is about undercutting everyone in a Race To The Bottom exploiting the hard work of Indians by mistreating them, then, sure, it is "anti-Indian companies". More power to the DT on that.
If H1B becomes easy for Indian students getting advanced degrees in US or elsewhere, then American companies will hire them more readily, and pay more, thus raising their market value. It is depressing to see ppl viewing everything as anti-India when this may be a loooong-sought step that will help Indians who work hard on merit, not the sh1ts who Go Phoren on their poppas' ill-gotten bribe money.
+1. Exactly. The $60K salary minimum was last set in 1989 and the Lofgren proposal (as an example) was to raise it to $130K. Executive Assistant in NYC make more than $60K. The new floor will ensure that qualified people (especially Indians) are not exploited by outsourcers who 'skim' their salaries.