A North Carolina Reader Says American Workers Already Have “Training and Education”
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From: Linda Evans [e-mail
Edwin S. Rubenstein`s Column:
Fuzzy Data, Flawed Economics, Underlie H-1b Outsourcing
thank Rubenstein for writing this important article.
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
discovered from the
Labor Condition Application sheets that the Indian
programmers are earning about half what the Americans
had been earning.
that time, I naively believed that our
elected officials care about this country and the
American workers who made it great.
numerous calls and letters to Washington, their
collective response was "Americans need training and
to admit the sad truth. They`ve sold us out to the
highest bidder–corporate America.
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.
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.
suppose former programmers and engineers could always
get jobs removing the waste from dogs owned by the
H-1B`s who took their jobs.
all, our president insists that outsourcing and work
visas create jobs for Americans.
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