Re: As long as the H1B visa has the present restrictions, it needs to be cut
The current H1B visa is specifically and directly targeted at low qualified labor.
?? That sounds like corporate shill nonsense.
The regulations define a "specialty occupation" as requiring theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor including but not limited to biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent as a minimum [models excepted]
We're talking about IT workers, not strawberry pickers here.
If you're saying that well, H1B workers are not experienced, and can only fill entry-level jobs - then I have another group who can fill those job for you - recent US college graduates - who actually need jobs.....
Raising the floor to 100, or 200 or 300 or whatever does not change the nature of the visa. It will cause some short term salary floor raise in the valley and we will back to square one in a few years
How would it go back? Raising the entry level wage should cause all IT wages to increase - that's the whole point here - to not allow foreign workers to undercut wages paid to US workers.
Now, combining the floor raise with making any family applicants clear the same education and work visa reqs - that will change things quite a bit.
Wait, the kids have to have Bachelor's degrees too?
Or do you mean that an H1B holder and spouse both have to have the same qualification?
If so, then you've just killed the H1B program.