Busting some myths around HR 1044 with data
One of the many arguments against HR1044 is that the India GC queue is mostly filled with "low merit" applicants from Indian consultancies that pay far lower salaries and import low skilled Indian tech workers into US.
Did some digging to come up with the following 2 data snapshots about GC filings in 2019. The source of data is mentioned in the respective captions. The first one shows GC applications from India have the third highest average salary after Canada and UK.
The second snapshot is even more compelling. TCS, one of the disliked Indian consultancies (the T in the infamous WITCH acronym) has the fourth highest average salary offer, bested only by Facebook, Google, and Apple. TCS beats the likes of Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, and Oracle pretty comfortably.
What do you think of this data, Blind community, and how does this influence your argument against HR1044?