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Response to llmart (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:15 PM

18. You're not reading my posts.

First of all, I didn’t say Canadians don’t want to work in the U.S. I said Canada is happy to grab the best H-1B workers that DUers love to hate.

You are highly misinformed about the H-1B visa. Many H-1B holders are not sponsored for a green card. Talk to some H-1B workers and see how comfortable they feel about their “path to citizenship”. If they happen to work for a good employer like a university (in which case they had to work like crazy to get tenure), they may not have problems, but there are plenty of employers out there who like having workers they have total control over. See:


Another widespread misconception in the public discussion about employer-based immigration is that the H-1B is often mistakenly equated with permanent residence. But the employer has complete discretion over whether it chooses to sponsor its guest worker for permanent residency, and most of the largest H-1B employers sponsor very few of their H-1Bs for permanent residency. Just to provide one example: Between 2007 and 2009, Accenture hired nearly 1,400 H-1Bs, yet during that same time it sponsored a mere 28 (2 percent) of its H-1Bs for permanent residence. Clearly, many employers choose the H-1B program for cheaper temporary labor rather than permanent immigration. This practice may increase corporate profits, but it harms American workers and the American economy.

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