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  •  exception not the rule (0+ / 0-)

    my experience is those with high school level education is the exception not the rule.  They can obtain the visa if they are considered specialty positions.

    There are many requirements for H1B visa and it does specifiy high education requirements.

    see here

    •  Obviously, you do not know much about the (0+ / 0-)

      Indian educational system, which leads me to believe that you do not know many H-1B visa holders--I do!  The majority of the Indians that are here on H-1B visas have only completed a three-year program in college, which may or may not be in computer science. This type of degree is actually referred to as a "three-year diploma" in India.

      Follow the Independents! Democrats lose the general election without the Independent vote.

      by ConcernedCitizenYouBet on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 10:13:29 AM PST

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      •  Follow up (0+ / 0-)

        I do know more European's on H-1B visas.  Is it Indians specifically that you have a problems with?

        Let's see what the other leading candidates thing about H-1B...

        EDWARDS: Regarding the H-1B visa question: I think it is important for us to have available, for the work that’s being done here in this valley, plus all over the country, the talent and the mental capacity we need. So the H-1B visa program is important; it should be expanded, based on the needs that exist.

        OBAMA:  Highly skilled immigrants have contributed significantly to our domestic technology industry. But we have a skills shortage, not a worker shortage. There are plenty of Americans who could be filling tech jobs given the proper training. I am committed to investing in communities and people who have not had an opportunity to work and participate in the Internet economy as anything other than consumers. Most H-1B new arrivals, for example, have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent abroad (42.5%). They are not all PhDs. We can and should produce more Americans with bachelor’s degrees that lead to jobs in technology. A report of the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveals that blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans as a whole comprise more that 25% of the population but earn, as a whole, 16% of the bachelor degrees, 11% of the master’s degrees, and 5% of the doctorate degrees in science and engineering. We can do better than that and go a long way toward meeting industry’s need for skilled workers with Americans. Until we have achieved that, I will support a temporary increase in the H-1B visa program as a stopgap measure until we can reform our immigration system comprehensively.


        I notice on DKos that many people feel so strongly about one candidate they must bash others.   I think this is wrong headed.  I have a preference, but I would support any of the Democrat that wins the nomination.

        •  The key phrase here is "needs." (0+ / 0-)

          Very few companies need H-1B visas. Indian firms use H-1B visas to keep from having to hire American citizens and green card holders (which, BTW, is a Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Title VII violation).

          Bill and Hillary have had ties to India since 2000. Hillary Clinton is the co-chair of the Senate India Caucus. India wants our software industry. India dwarfs all other countries when it comes to H-1B visa usage, and it needs massive numbers of H-1B visas to pull off the takeover. There is zero doubt in my mind that Hillary has the potential to do to hi-tech what Bill did to the manufacturing sector with NAFTA.

          Follow the Independents! Democrats lose the general election without the Independent vote.

          by ConcernedCitizenYouBet on Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 07:53:24 PM PST

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