Hating H1b Visa holders

New / OtherAuntHilda
Apr 15 117 Comments

Lately, there have been a lot of hate spreading towards H1b Visa holders on Blind. Mainly because of several posts due to H1b application deadline and a few updates.

For starters, I would break H1b Visa holders to two groups.

1] H1b Visa directly with a company (Google, Apple, startups and the like). They hire because of the skill and pay really well.
2) H1b Visa filed by consulting shop (TCS, Infosys and the like). They hire mainly because of cheap wage.

What's your opinion on H1b Visa holders?

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  • Capital One / ITjamb
    Gtfo here and MIGA ... I think it is time for india to grow a pair and show who the boss is.
    Apr 1515
    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      Okay, but that is still the same as AuntHilda’s point. Read my previous post on Israel. I’m sure they also face the same dilemma per individual yet most of them choose to stay despite the much easier path to U.S. green card.

      Are you saying that Indians are just more selfish? That Indians rather “maximize locally” than “maximize globally”?
      Apr 15
    • Intel whodat!
      Not necessarily selfish, India is a lot more diverse(18 official languages) so ‘maximizing globally’ in the Indian context is a complicated affair.. when you are outside you are Indian, when you are in India you are Marathi/Bengali/Tamil..

      also, strong emphasis on affirmative action(we need it) makes it harder to succeed in..

      This is hard to discuss in a comment section..maybe we need to be more United..
      Apr 15
    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      That makes a lot of sense. Much harder to work towards a common goal if the citizens have different ethnic backgrounds.

      “United States of India”? 😉
      Apr 15
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      @Sauron

      What are you talking about? Israel was founded in 1948.
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft Sauron 👁
      My comment seems to have been flagged.. not sure why, despite stating only a universally known historical fact. I ain't talking about the modern Israel state, rather the same place in which Jewish community claimed to live since 1000 yrs ago. The community was highly hard working, emigrated in search of opportunities, became sophisticated and consequently held the reins of commerce in many countries. The backlash during world war periods upon Jewish community, in several countries, led them regret not having a country if their own. This led to Zionism and modern Israel formation. They now realize the value of having a country of their own and do anything to protect it. That's why you can't compare India and Israel.
      Apr 16
    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      “They now realize the value of having a country of their own and do anything to protect it. That's why you can't compare India and Israel.”

      Wait, are you saying Indians don’t value their country as much as Israelites value theirs?
      Apr 16
    • Microsoft Sauron 👁
      Nah! Indians never lost their land and doesn't have a near future threat either. There is a strong leadership that backs their diaspora. So, no such urge as Israelites do.
      Apr 16
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Clearly an immigrant hating his own kind. Well done
      Apr 16
    • It's so easy to make money in the US. Of course immigrants will come here. We're not going anywhere. 🤣
      Apr 16
  • F5 Networks zapzap.
    Abolish the visa. Let the Indians go home and MIGA!

    India is the biggest loser in all this. Entire generation is gone - working for peanuts for another country.
    Apr 1511
    • New / Eng
      0110

      NewEng

      PRE
      Boeing, 500 Startups
      0110more
      1 million Indian Rupee = 14382.50 USD
      Apr 16
    • Tesla notElonLol
      😂
      Apr 16
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Cost of coffee in India - Rs 50. Cost of coffee in US Rs 400.

      Cost of ativan in India 5cents. US $2 —> 200 times.

      It’s PPP dumbos not direct currency conversion .
      Apr 16
    • Amazon 737max💥
      It's not MIGA, just MIG
      Apr 16
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Says the guy whose country got discovered by mistake when someone was searching for India.

      🤣😅😂🤣🤣
      Apr 16
    • Tesla notElonLol
      MiG is a Russian jet fighter 🤣
      Apr 16
    • Amazon 737max💥
      They were searching for China and when they encountered stone age people assumed it was India
      Apr 16
    • Amazon 737max💥
      Indians are still flying those Russian jets, @notElon, one recently got shot down by the Pakistanis.

      Maybe not MIG then, maybe MIOK
      Apr 16
    • F5 Networks zapzap.
      Yes.Yes. You are right.

      History is just some conspiracy theory. Right.
      Apr 16
    • Amazon 737max💥
      It's a fact that were trying to find China. What, Indian schools teaching something different? 😂😂😂

      They were after silk (from China) and spices (from what is now Indonesia).

      And yeah, when they saw stone age savages with bows and arrows living in tents they completely believed they had found India.
      Apr 16
  • Netflix fpgP67
    Love how the 2 MIGAs above are at such reputable organizations
    Apr 153
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Prestige chaser
      Apr 15
    • Apple industry
      Netflix is not prestigious either except for TC. Oh and keepers test lmao
      Apr 15
    • Google wFatDuck2
      They are most likely both immigrants themselves , just hating on others
      Apr 16
  • Google wFatDuck2
    The real reason for the hate is that is people are scared of competition. They mistakenly think every job taken by an h1b was a job they could have had if not for the visa program.

    There is need of increasing scrutiny on body shops and outsourcers, but the hate and current Uscis has gone well past that sadly
    Apr 1672
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      PCBro got recked. Again
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      You gotta do better than “I know you are but what am I?” Arguments. You lost
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Still recked
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Go cry to mommy
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      You’re going to get deported! 😂

      Bye bye PCBro!
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Ironic that you do this in a thread asking why people hate h1b’s, you’re going to lose yours.
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Byeeeeeeeeeeeee
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      You’ll find out soon! Pack your bags!
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      Back on the boat for you. You get the slow ride back
      7d
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay2
      No homo
      7d
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

    Jet.comOther

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    gtfoorgtfomore
    Why would I hate anyone? Am I a republican?
    Apr 152
    • Capital One / ITjamb
      @gtfoorgtfo - Dude it's the liberals who usually cry about asians taking their jobs. Shocking isn't it ?
      Apr 16
    • In my experience, conservatives whine about it. Shocking isn't it?
      Apr 16
  • New yourb
    I am with a direct company now, which hired me because of my technical as well as leadership skills (as they say) and my given track record with them as a consultant for a year through Infosys. I have seen unskilled and skilled people with both options.. and same goes for non-h1b employees
    Apr 154
    • Workday ah6577v/
      Wtf is a direct company I thought every company is direct
      Apr 15
    • New yourb
      By direct company, I meant not as a consultant through a vendor, but a full time employee
      Apr 15
    • Workday ah6577v/
      I c didn’t know this .
      Apr 15
    • Apple / EngInLL18
      This is not about skill, is about the correct intent of H-1B use. The vast majority of H-1B applicants are for working in consultancies and sweatshops and happens to be Indians that accept low wages and are not very skilled - flooding the system for basically the rest of the world. I'm glad you made it though, good for you, but I still don't support the path you took to come here.
      4d
  • Oracle IzvL53
    Your statement is a non-sequitur, h1b program was designed to bring in foreigners when no qualified Americans are present, there is no question of competing. No American should have to ever compete with foreigners.
    Apr 160
  • Flagged by the community.

  • Oracle IzvL53
    The fact that you think that Americans have to even compete with H1B demonstrates that the program has completely lost its original intent. This is why Americans are upset, that our government does not work for us anymore.
    Apr 160
  • Google go ogle
    Well, many/most people here are on visas and they hate each other...
    Apr 150

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