Does Apple plan to import workers under H1-B expansion?
Will Apple really hire any US Citizens? Maybe or maybe not.
The H1-B Visa Program allows companies to import overseas workers to come to the US and work. Of course, it is not about the pay, it is about the unfair tax incentives for the big companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Google, ...
Computer World exposed the major contractor for the Obamacare software that brought in many thousands of foreign workers in a State with the highest unemployment rate. It is not just one or two companies, it is very profitable to bring in virtually unlimited amounts and reap the tax benefits over hiring US citizens.
H1-B Workers do pay some (not all) taxes. For example, they may not be required to pay for health-care the same as a US Citizen. But, they can't be denied for care at the hospital. While there is a promise to deal with this gross issue, in the upcoming "Immigration Reform Bill", the problem grows.
I wrote my elected Representative. They had testimony from Bill Gates, Oracle and other University officials. They cited eight year old data of the "shortage of qualified American Workers". They love to use the "Doctor Shortage" and somehow tie this to Technology Workers.
It is my opinion from first-hand, second-hand, and GAO reports that the H1-B program is fraught with fraud.
The GAO has admitted loosing track of how many foreign H1-B workers are in the US. Estimates range from 250,000 to over 600,000. With out the unfair tax subsidy, these are jobs that US Citizens are fully able to do.
If the H1-B program was abolished tomorrow, can we truly imagine a employment report where 150,000 full-time jobs were created? The effect of food-stamps, unemployment benefits, and new Tax Revenue?
The question is: Is Apple on the record for hiring US citizens or did Computer World just assume they won't use H1-B Visa and add to an existing problem.
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