EEEEK! A citizen asks our president The Abominable Question:
My husband has an engineering degree with over ten years of experience, and he was laid off over three years ago and has yet to find a permanent job in his field. My question to you is: Why does the government continue to issue and extend H-1B visas when there are tons of Americans just like my husband with no job?
Obama proceeded to emit great clouds of squid ink, e.g.:
The H-1B should be reserved only for those companies who say they cannot find somebody in that particular field.
Those odd sounds you hear are of immigration attorneys all over the country slapping their thighs and rolling on the ground in uncontrollable mirth. At Cohen & Grigsby, for example, who at a 2007 seminar gave a presentation on gaming the H-1B process, and actually made a video of their presentation. You can see the video here. (Until Cohen & Grigsby catch up with whomever’s posting it this month. They’re attorneys, for crying out loud.)
Jennifer, the lady who asked The Abominable Question, also asked this one:
Why do you think the H-1B program is so popular with big corporations?
Sheesh, that beats my pair of jacks, Jennifer. I have no idea, none at all. Absolutely nothing comes to mind. No clue … Nope, can’t think of a single reason. Sorry!