Let me hit the snooze button on this alarm
US Plans New H-1B Rules To Target Only Most Skilled, Top Paid Workers
- Problem is I'd prefer an undergrad from Stanford or MIT over a Masters from Bumblefuck College. I'd also take a school dropout who passed the interview loop at Google or other FAANG over a PhD from Flyover State University who couldn't crack the loop at H1b's R Us Consulting.
- This is fair for all advanced degree holders from US universities. How non core CS are screwed?
- Higher salary is driven by higher demand. If there will be more demand for non CS guys in a field, companies will be forced to pay higher to attract talent. Those companies are not paying that much because they could fill the demand by hiring locally and easily. Less competition to attract/retain talent.
- Cohesity ZxrKThis is old news, right?
Either way, looks beneficial for people with a US degree.
- As an immigrant, I don't understand why you say this is bad news.
It is only fair to select higher skilled people for these so-called "specialty occupations".
I agree that this favors US masters degree holders, but consider those master/PhD students who were receiving some sort of tuition/financial assistance by serving as TAs or RAs. This is somehow a return on investment for the US.
Many countries have merit-based systems. Just look at Canada.
- It is still lottery shit granted with slightly increased odds for US degree holders. And it does not exclude degree holders from crap US universities like Northern Virginia University and Temple University. A lot of folks from one particular southern state in India go to MS programs in crap universities and then join bodyshops at 65k salaries. This solves nothing.
- I agree with the crap school issue completely.
I'd like to agree with you on the salary-based plan, but remember many smaller companies or research organizations are looking for highly skilled foreign workers, but do not have the ability to compensate on the same level as large tech companies.
Those orgs should also have a chance of getting H-1B workers.
- Research institutions and universities already have a separate H1B (not included in quota). Private sector companies better pay highest salaries or hire Americans. There is no need for a foreign worker for a job that pays < 120k in the Bay area, which, by the way, is the max salary for employees of Indian IT companies.
- So USCIS just reverses the order and is no where close to merit based system as there’s still this lottery shit.
They should remove the lottery bs altogether and use a point based system like Canada. That will keep people like @Bihari out of the country, who can’t speak English 🤣🤣🤣