unobserved skill

bautiste at bautiste at
Thu Oct 15 21:35:12 PDT 1998

This is a phenomenon happening all over. Take a look at the recent bill in Congresss increasing the number of available visas for high-tech immigrants. I have worked with several of these guys (mostly male), mostly Pakistani, although also some East Indians. There's an Indian company here that specializes in this.

chuck miller

James Baird wrote:

> >
> >Oops, I misunderstood what you meant here, Rakesh. My apologies.
> >However, I think that this is still not a good example. First of all,
> >the salaries that highly qualified foreign engineers and programmers
> get
> >through the H-1 program, in my experience, are essentially the same as
> >those of Americans of similar experience. If you have any evidence to
> >the contrary, I'd be _very_ interested in taking a look at it.
> >
> I used to work for a consulting company where I was the only American
> engineer (at least in the networking department). They moved me out to
> San Francisco, and it was only after I got here that I realized that
> they paid a fraction of what I could get elsewhere. I left - and I
> found out that this place specialized in importing "indentured
> servants", paying them below market rates, and hiring them out for a
> tidy profit. That's just one company, but I've got to believe it goes
> on elsewhere.
> Jim Baird
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