Re: Tech Visas

Joachim Feise (
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:55:26 -0700

Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> >
> >Posted at 9:49 p.m. PDT Wednesday, September 23, 1998
> > Tech visa cap will be boosted
> > Mercury News Washington Bureau
> Yah! Lower salaries for us all. Technologists
> make only 1/2 to 1/3 of what doctors and lawyers
> make, but have become indispensible to the
> business community and society. The tech visa
> bill is just a way to get cheaper labor so you don't
> have to pay to keep the talent. It'll be a national
> crisis when it exceeds other sector salaries, but
> I think it's a little pre-mature to start undercutting
> their own. How are you going to draw new talent to
> the information and computer sciences if you keep
> capping the salaries compared to legal and healthcare?
> Greg

That's BS. Being here on an H1-B visa, I think I know more about this than you.
Employers are required to pay the "prevailing wage" as defined by the DoL. No
way they can undercut wages. If they did, the competition would be happy to
report them to the DoL.


Joachim Feise         Ph.D. Student, Information & Computer Science                
Lest you think that "open" computing can't possibly win, just look
back at the primal lesson of desktop computing of the '80s: Open up
your architecture to all comers and win -- or keep it closed, like
the Macintosh, and lose.