Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Business Model: "Screw Americans!"

The above-referenced business model prevails at lots of Silicon Valley outfits including Facebook, Google, Intel, and--at a distance--Microsoft. 

Malkin has gotten into the fray, although Norm Matloff has been there for years.

...8 U.S.C. § 1182(n)(1) requires the Department of Labor to approve all LCAs within seven days as long as the form is filled out correctly. The employer can put anything down on the LCA and know that it will be approved. 8 U.S.C. §1182(n)(2)(G)(v) prohibits the Department of Labor from going back and reviewing LCAs later....

Some bozo at the Wall Street Journal wrote a Clinton-esque (parsed!  no truth emerges!!) idiot-orial which gets nuked here:

...Pettifoggers will tell you that H-1B workers are required to be paid the higher of the prevailing wage or the wage paid to similar workers. And golly gee willikers, it says just that right at the top of 8 U.S.C. § 1101(n)(1). That’s enough information for the willful ignorami writing the Wall Street Journal editorial page.
But scroll down to 8 U.S.C. § 1101(p)(4). There you will find that the Department of Labor is required to take an existing wage survey and divide it into four skill level prevailing wages. Notice there is no requirement that the employer pay the H-1B worker at his skill level. Even if there were such a requirement, it would be unenforceable because skill is a subjective measure....

C'mon.  Do you think that Bill Gates, or Zuckerfacebook, would LIE?  Be still, my heart....

...employers classify:

* 52 percent of H-1B workers at the lowest skill level, where they command a wage at the 17th percentile for the occupation and location. 

* 30 percent at the next lowest skill level, where they command a wage at the 34th percentile. ...

The remaining EIGHTEEN PERCENT are the "best and brightest."  Obviously, the first EIGHTY TWO PERCENT are not very best, and not very brightest--or they'd be paid that way.


Now you know why certain (R) candidates get a helluvalotta money from Silicon Valley.

You may judge those (R) candidates by their actions, or lack thereof. 

As for me, I'll take those who prefer Americans.

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