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An Asian Reader Says White
Unemployment Statistics Don`t Surprise Him

From: Linda Evans [e-mail
her
]

Re:
Edwin S. Rubenstein`s Column:

Fuzzy Data, Flawed Economics, Underlie H-1b Outsourcing
Enthusiasm
 

I
thank Rubenstein for writing this important article. 

American employers want

cheap labor
. Offshoring and the

H-1B
work visa allow them to have it.

The

H-1B
(and the

L1
) is a big part of the American worker replacement
scheme being pushed by IT employers.


Like the majority of Americans, I used to believe it was
illegal to import cheaper labor to take American jobs.
Then my husband and his co-workers lost their computer
programming jobs to programmers brought from

India
on non-immigrant work visas. The Americans had
to train their replacements in order to receive
severance.

We
discovered from the

Labor Condition Application
sheets that the Indian
programmers are earning about half what the Americans
had been earning.

At
that time, I naively believed that our

elected officials
care about this country and the
American workers who made it great.

After
numerous calls and letters to Washington, their
collective response was "Americans need training and
education
."

I had
to admit the sad truth. They`ve sold us out to the
highest bidder–corporate America.

My
husband has training and education. He still

lost his job
to cheaper imported labor; I discovered
that it is legal to import cheaper labor to take
American workers` jobs.

Out of
sheer frustration I wrote a novel titled

Jobless Recovery
about an American programmer
who lost his job to

cheaper H-1B workers
. I used part of my husband`s
severance pay to publish the book.

Last
year I read an article about a former American
programmer who lost his job, couldn`t find another and
is now in the dog waste removal business.

I
suppose former programmers and engineers could always
get jobs removing the waste from dogs owned by the
H-1B`s who took their jobs.

After
all, our president insists that outsourcing and work
visas create jobs for Americans.

 

 More
information about Linda Evans is available at her



website
.