Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Expedia Group vibyjbfyb
Sep 20 24 Comments

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act benefits one single country and profession (India / IT)

What about all the other talents from all over the world? (Agriculture, Medical, Etc)
Can you say that these non tech skills are not as skilled or significant?

Our green card process should promote diversity and bring in skilled workers from various backgrounds / countries.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • AT&T / Product AVXe72
    The act is supposed to remove the country cap... how is it supposed to help only one country if there is no country cap. The basis of this act is purely based on merit, just like H1b.
    Sep 20 1
    • Expedia Group vibyjbfyb
      OP
      There is 500,000+ eb category visa backlog for just india only. Once the cap is removed, uscis will be forced to only process these applications for couple years.
      Sep 20
  • As an Indian I do not approve it.

    Every Indian on h1b thinks they are either Satya Nadella or Sunder Pichai.. we need to start having a good points system and specifically target based on skills and country needs.

    Why would you want 50k+ engineers every year? Is there a shortage of nurses or medical professionals in us? I have been in us for over 11 years now with pd of 2012 and patiently waiting.

    It would be good if it was point based on skills age education and experience as opposed to just a bloody stem degree and no experience..
    Sep 20 2
    • Commvault Icsv43
      'Every Indian thinks they are Nadella or Pichai'..Whats wrong with this thinking?
      Sep 20
    • Riverbed Technology dagdaubab
      @Comm to start with, it's delusional. Classical dunning kruger
      Sep 20
  • IBM anxba
    About 70% of every team I've worked with up until now has been Indian. Indians are cool but like ... It would be nice to include other people besides Indians.
    Sep 20 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    BlackEng

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    T-Mobile
    BlackEngmore
    Something ignored in all of this is that this has been at the cost of Ameicans. Even engineering programs are being overrun.
    Sep 20 0
  • AT&T / Product AVXe72
    Right, and it happened because of the country cap. Once this backlog is cleared and no further country cap, there won't be any country based issuance anymore which will benefit everybody...
    Sep 20 6
    • Amazon 0x80000000
      Backlog will never be cleared... The total annual cap remains the same (140K), the number of new applicants grows every year, changing the order in which people are processed won’t make the line go faster.
      Sep 20
    • Oracle bmwz
      Won't this mean that many applications will get rejected if the number of tech applicants is more than the demand for them? At least, the people would go back faster rather than hang around, hoping. Right now, they aren't even getting to those files.
      Sep 20
    • Amazon 0x80000000
      The law in question does not introduce any rejections, it simply swaps some people in the backlog with nonindians
      Sep 20
    • Oracle bmwz
      If the country cap is removed, all applications will go into one pile, won't they? What swapping are you talking about?
      Sep 20
    • Amazon 0x80000000
      Roughly speaking, if before the law the backlog grows by 10K Indians per year, after the law it will grow by 6K Indians plus 4K nonindians. Those 4K nonindians have exchanged their green cards with 4K Indians.

      Numbers are just for example I don’t remember real ones.
      Sep 20
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Google / Strategy
      baby_

      Google Strategy

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      Mommy and googler
      baby_more
      You do know that it’s not possible to even sponsor your parents if you have a gc let alone your cousins or friends
      Sep 20
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Row is not sending their best sadly
      Sep 20
  • This will just make our TC go down. I oppose
    Sep 20 2
    • Amazon guppen
      Bro, your TC is down because of IBM
      Sep 20
    • True, but it’s gonna get even lower when millions working at $10/hour are brought in
      Sep 20
  • Expedia Group / Eng employme
    60k Infosys people will increase along with 80k 996 Alibaba people. So i oppose
    Sep 20 0
  • Google wFatDuck2
    The bill is not going to pass, relax and enjoy not having to share in the burden of an inequitable, broken and unfair immigration system. Feel smug and confident in your good fortune and assign it whatever positive spin you want (diversity, real skill is not being indian etc.) just stop spamming blind with dozens of threads with RoW getting their panties in a bunch for the love of God!
    Sep 20 2
    • Expedia Group / Eng employme
      If you want a fair immigration system please go to Canada and enjoy their "equal" salary
      Sep 20
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Well I'm already a resident here but thanks though :)
      Sep 20