H-1B Cap Filled for 2020. Is the Lottery System Broken?

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the cap for H-1B visas has been reached for fiscal year 2020. The H-1B visa program fills rapidly every year, leading some to think the lottery system is broken.

The H-1B program will award 65,000 visas to foreign-born tech workers, and the USCIS feels it has enough applications to fill all spots. It only took a few days for the USCIS to feel confident it could award all available visas, which may itself be problematic.

Richard Burke, CEO of Envoy Global, thinks the lottery system itself is to blame:

The current H-1B lottery structure propels employers to submit their petitions the exact moment the cap opens to avoid missing the opportunity and having to wait another year. Because there is an overwhelming demand for skilled labor in the U.S., companies wait all year to submit H-1B cap petitions on the day the lottery – ultimately driving the cap to fill quickly.

This wasn’t always the case; the cap used to be higher. In 2004, the cap went from accepting 195,000 to 65,000 petitions. Since 2014, the cap has filled within five days of opening.

Burke tells Dice that, over the past five years, the H-1B lottery has received enough applications to fill all 65,000 slots within four days’ time. The program itself has created a land-rush to fill slots.

An H-1B visa isn’t all that companies offer foreign-born candidates, either. As an incentive, many firms are offering to sponsor candidates for green cards immediately after coming stateside. Company-paid housing, funded relocation, travel expenses such as a company car, and paid visitation to their country of origin are all perks offered to H-1B candidates.

The lottery system itself, which drives companies to apply the second the H-1B portal opens, is perhaps to blame for much of this. It might also power the over-the-top benefits offered H-1B candidates. “The level of perks being offered to foreign national hires, regardless of visa type or home country, speaks to the unprecedented competition for this type of skilled talent as a result of the global skills gap,” Burke said. “Green Card sponsorship and dependent sponsorship have become especially important for U.S.-located foreign nationals in order to provide the employees greater stability, security and peace of mind in light of the overall change in political climate and increased scrutiny seen over the last couple of years.”

But USCIS might also shift how the lottery works. Under a proposed re-ordering, all applicants (including those with advanced degrees) will enter the annual “general pool” of 65,000 visas. After that, remaining applicants with advanced degrees will enter a 20,000-visa “master’s cap” pool. In theory, applicants with advanced degrees will have two good shots at actually landing a visa under the new system.

That’s a big change from the current system, in which applicants with advanced degrees enter the “master’s cap” pool, after which the unaccepted remainder enter the “general pool.” But how such a shift may actually impact H-1B candidates (and their sponsor companies) is impossible to determine at this point.

53 Responses to “H-1B Cap Filled for 2020. Is the Lottery System Broken?”

  1. Immigrant

    “The H-1B program will award 65,000 visas to foreign-born tech workers”. This is factually incorrect. H1B can be used for any occupation which is considered a speciality occupation which included physicians, journalists and lawyers. Basically this covers most of non-blue collar. Blue collar jobs use H2A and H2B visas.

    The H1B was once called the “genius visa” which was used to get best engineers & scientists. But in the last decade, H1B has almost exclusively been used by tech companies. And this is where the disgruntlement against it comes from. About 70% of the visas go to outsourcing companies.

    The laws surrounding the H1B needs urgent attention from the Congress. On one side we have nativists who want to end H1B (which mean best engineers & scientists will be kept out) and the other side wants to blindly increase numbers (which’ll be exploited by outsources). The solution would be to increase the qualifying criteria for the visa so that those who can add to the innovation and economy of the US will alone be qualify. The number of visas should not be fixed but should increase and decrease based on the demand.The minimum wage to be paid for those on H1B should be revised every 3 years (currently it is set at 1990 numbers). These would go a long way in fixing it. Senator Orin Hatch had a bill which addressed these issues in the last Congress but it was killed due to partisan bickering.

    Btw, I myself am an immigrant on H1B. I see its flaws and its usefulness better than those with no skin in the game or racists who just want to keep every non-white immigrant out.

      • Our country is a developing country. We come here for better opportunities. People are there too, doing fine. But if you want to work on best technology, US is where you have to be.

        • EyeCandyAthlete

          As a non-citizen, you really don’t have any skin in the game, nor do you have any right to decide what US laws need urgent attention from the US Congress. In US democracy, the Congress are Representatives that represent their constituents, US citizens, voters in their district. If US voters, including, presumably, Mr. Burke, were all clamoring to their Representatives that their needs to be a change in the law to increase the number of Visas in the manner you suggest, it would happen. That’s how democracy works. Certainly, you have every right to petition the government of the country that you are a citizen of to change your laws to allow more visas to foreign-born tech workers into your country. Who’s stopping you?

    • Immigrant2

      We would not have been brought here if the citizens were able to fill up all the openings. Please go to any university and look up the number of citizens who complete STEM degrees, especially masters degrees. That would answer your question. But the root cause to it lies in different factors ranging from school curriculum to college tuition fees.

      • John Doe

        Nobody needs a university degree to code. Or even a lot of intelligence. Even 12-year olds write web pages. John Hancock insurance company used to train people in quick two-months boot camps to teach coding. People who think they are special, the ‘best and the brightest’ and highly educated are just fooling themselves and practicing mental masturbation.

        • Not John Doe

          Next time if you or any of your acquaintances apply for a job in coding but are asked by the employer for a degree in the related field they can use your justification. Agreed you don’t need a degree always, but it does add value, there are differences between one who goes through the struggle to gain it and other who don’t, there will always be exceptions to this rule, but the number for that won’t ever be higher than those who graduate with a STEM degree.

        • Dude, you have no idea what you’re even on about.

          Programming a website is completely different than say, programming on Alexa, or Google Maps, or Facebook. HTML is not even a real programming language, and just because you know how to do some tags doesn’t mean you know how to write code that powers some of the big performers in the realm of software.

          In fact, during turn of the century during the dot com era just beginning, software companies were slammed with people who spent a few months learning HTML and tried to apply to actual coding jobs, and companies quickly responded with basic coding questions to screen them out, and this is where classic programming problems like FizzBuzz come from.

          And mental masturbation? Really? You want to know my opinion on these people who do these 2-6 month coding crash courses? They suck. They can’t code. They often do not posses the discipline nor the intellect to write decent, high quality, performant code, because coding takes years upon years of practice and proper study to even start to write decent code. There is a LOT of mental acuity that goes into coding at the professional level, and while we do see people in coding without degrees that sort of situation has become more a thing of a past generation of programmers, especially in today’s world where the technology has gotten so complex that not having formal training in such means you have an extremely high barrier to entry.

          When you say “people are fooling themselves” the only real fool here is you, who is mad that other people might be smarter than you are.

        • Andreas Falkenberg

          “Nobody needs a university degree to code. Or even a lot of intelligence. Even 12-year olds write web pages.”
          This argument is such a non argument. You can apply the same lame logic to pretty much everything in life. Just because kids learn math in first grade does not mean they are mathematicians, just because I know how to cut a piece of steak does not make me a surgeon. Just because you get your driver license with 16 does not mean you are a really driver. Great computer scientists are as rare as good chefs, good rally racers, good musicians etc. The only difference is that programming is 1. in high demand and 2. constantly played down by people who do not understand programming. I can go to a website today and “build my own car” and get it delivered in 6 weeks (or whatever it takes) What especially computer science is great at is as soon as a computer scientists invents something he puts it in a library for everyone to use. Then the next guy can do the same thing that took the first guy 5 years to solve 5 minutes to write that one line of code. Cooking is a good example I am the worlds best soup chef if you consider warming up canned soup cooking. Just because we are so selflessly sharing our inventions with the world by giving everybody free software does not mean every user of that free software library, which took years to develop, all of a sudden is as good as the first guy who provided that library. The discussion around artificial intelligence shows it to its extreme. After 50 years of research in AI and thousands of man years all that work is put into libraries like Teano, Tensorflow and whatsoever. Now almost with a push of a button you can create your AI solution. Many people do not know what is under the hood of these libraries, they know enough to get their particular solution working. The only thing I agree with is that there are different levels of computer related jobs. From simple website html coder to computer science researcher we just did not develop a good way to distinguish between these different levels of knowledge and job descriptions. In addition to that companies do not necessarily know what level of ‘programmer’ they really need for the job at hand. Do they need the bootcamp programmer or the distinguished CS researcher. Anyway just my input to this discussion.

        • Thats the difference between a coder and engineer. Coders calling themselves engineer is like calling pharmacist calling themselves doctors. I agree lot There are lot of coders who abuse the H1B and call themselves engineer. That definitely needs to be fixed. That way it sets a peaceful ground for both US citizens and the immigrants who come here.

      • Nonsense. Companies like Edison and Disney are good examples; busted for directly replacing functioning US IT staff with H-1Bs, having the replaced train the H-1Bs. H-1Bs are solely a way to undercut US IT wages, and not a function of quality Indian college grads. India’s own media acknowledges that over 90% of India’s graduates aren’t even fit to be hired.

        https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/only-6-of-those-passing-out-of-indias-engineering-colleges-are-fit-for-a-job/articleshow/64446292.cms

    • John Doe,
      The “good ole boys” commenting so negatively on these immigration issues makes American’s look incompetent. If you cannot see how recruiting the best talent in the world benefits us all you are blind. If you don’t understand that American citizens are lagging behind in terms of interest in STEM learning, you need to look it up. Programming is not just coding. You must know that, even if you don’t want to admit it. You just want someone to blame, but it doesn’t do you any good. It only makes you sound naive, ignorant, and jealous.

    • Someone on H1B

      Dude, grow up! If the concept of globalization can let every country to market their products to every other country, why not jobs? Let countries do any business only with their own people and not cross the border for capitalization and profits. I mean, ask America to stop selling the goods and services to market rich Asian and middle eastern countries if they want to claim being a super nation. If you can’t stop that, then I’ve every right as an individual to step out of my country, utilize every opportunity to profit and still make my country great. By man-made laws, if stealing from other countries in name of business is not a crime, then how stealing jobs too is a crime? And, any man-made program that supports this cannot be deemed a criminal program!!

  2. The system is utterly broken. Indians flood the applications as soon as they’re open and choke out any chance for international competition. Even the image for this article depicts an Indian male because the subject of h1b is treated like it’s made for them and them alone.
    The terms make no sense, it’s an immigration visa (dual intent) that has different allotment terms than the green card program. The h1b program should have the same quota per year system that the green card program has percentage-wise. It will reduce graft and open up green cards to Indian people who actually want to immigrate and not just extend their h1b indefinitely.

  3. I love how people on here are complaining about foreigners taking jobs in the U.S. Rather than complain, you should all get up off your butts and actually work harder, rather than feel entitled that these jobs belong to you. Foreigners who are coming here the legal way by applying to work visas are being targeted. For what? Cause they want to create a better life for them selves, half of these people come from 3rd world countries where there are no opportunities for them to grow career wise and financially. We were all foreigners to this country one point in time, this country isn’t your as much is it someone who came here yesterday to find opportunity and freedom. And without majority of the foreigners here you wouldn’t have half the technological innovations and advancements we see today.

    • John Doe

      Then why stop with IT and engineering? Why don’t we let every single job in the US be replaced by someone cheaper from a third world country? India could do it too and replace every job with someone from their beloved neighbor Pakistan. Sure it would mean much less tax revenue and a huge surge in crime and welfare and food stamps and be a complete disaster, but people from third world countries could be happier. Why don’t we allow all 7 billion people to move to the US?

      Also, that person who ‘came here yesterday’ is often not a citizen and should not have first crack at jobs.

      • Didn’t your family in some point in time immigrate to the US to look for better opportunity and freedom? And so what if they’re not a citizen if they came here though the legal immigration process we should welcome them with open arms. And I’m sure majority of the people on welfare, food stamps etc have been established citizens or born here there are large number of people who cheat the system why not target them such as the huge influx of Chinese women who give birth to children in the US to secure citizenship status why target people they are paying to be here.

    • It is not about working harder. Managers of Indian or Chinese origin (who are a big majority now in the US, more than 75%) will not hire non-Indians/non-Chinese, does not matter how good they are or how hard they work. I guess they know that the Americans are good, and they do not like competition. This way they are slowly pushing the Americans out of the job market. Most of the Indians/Chinese come to US by cheating. Cheating at exams, cheating on the resume, cheating at interviews. We do not need those.

      In fewer words: go back to India, we don’t need you.

      • Despite the fact that your comment just sounds like you’re lazily being racist, there is actually some truth to what you speak.

        I have definitely seen managers in professional industry, led by someone of foreign descent such as Indian or Chinese, wind up hiring 90% of the same ethnicity as themselves (and often, gender as well — especially so with Indian men).

        In fact, I even spoke up about this once while working at one of the big name companies and was subsequently reprimanded for what they deemed as me being racist, when in reality I was simply noting that the team was completely lacking in diversity (i.e. an all-male all-white team is not any real different from an all-male all-Indian team).

        As far as them cheating, I don’t believe that’s the case. I think it more just comes down to the fact that people tend to play buddy-buddy with members of their own gender and race.

        • In our region the Indians/Chinese hiring managers hire more like 99% from the same ethnicity. I have worked in companies where an American hiring manager would hire Americans, Russians, Indians, Chinese, African Americans, Latinos, Polish people, and another hiring manager with Indian origin was able to find only Indians, and a Chinese hiring manager only Chinese.

          The only time when I have seen an Indian hiring manager hiring an non-Indian was when the team already had a consultant when this Indian became a hiring manager, and then this new hiring manager offered a full time position to that contractor.

          It is getting worse than that. I went to interviews, where I am sure that the American hiring manager liked me, and most of the team liked me, but an Indian team member vetoed my hiring.

          I have empirical evidence about Indians cheating at interviews or on resumes. There is no doubt about that.

    • I work for a Fortune 500 company. To see Americans don’t have the skills for technical positions is a corporate lie. We were all moved into middle management so the technical jobs could be run by “managed services”. Is it because of their expertise? No. They are cheaper, take months if not years to be trained, and have high turnover. Money and investors are driving this. End of story. It’s such a scam.

      • FromHere

        Correct Brian. I develop software and from this country. There is not a shortage of American labor, but there is a shortage of CHEAP labor. This is where people from other countries fill the gap. In my own opinion in over 15 years of software development, not only has the quality gone down because of this but the wages as well. You get what you pay for…………..

        • Ishwar Rao

          I am not sure if I have seen people who are really good in cutting edge technologies like AI, Data Analytics..Java .in US..they are either from India, Eastern Europe or China. They command salary well over 120 -130 K minimum. I work for Fortune 10 and have struggled to find resources in these areas. No offence to native born..we simply dont get people. And also, of you think paying 120 K or more is cheap labor, then I am not sure what is a good pay then. My two cents..!

  4. H1BRejection

    US colleges / Univ has produced over seven million Computer Engineers in 10 years. These folks are available and need jobs. US do not need H1B. Just let them work through the remaining duration but definitely reject the H1B extension let them go back to home country. US needs have changed dramatically much reduced dependency on foreign help. Oh and definitely H1B Body Shop companies need some solid fix. All they supply is body to end client ? What do you mean by “We can supply 3 people” . Is H1B intent for supply.
    Just look at the Silicon valley housing and prices are tanking like never before. 2020 is grand fall of home prices in silicon valley more than 75 ( seventy five ) % JUST like 1929 Great Depression.

  5. Firstly, the idea that h1b workers are cheap labor is incorrect. In order to be admitted to the US as a foreigner on H1b, the worker’s firm must prove to the government that the employee is being paid the same, or more than a US worker, and that there is no able or willing US worker to fill the role

    Secondly, a smarter way to prevent the cap from being met is to not refund the H1b application fees if an individual does not get selected in the lottery. This would encourage companies to only sponsor those individuals that are qualified and truly needed for the role, instead of sponsoring 20 people hoping that 1 or 2 get selected through the lottery, knowing that the remaining money will get refunded.

    • You are wrong, H1B is absolutely low wage for their profession. I’m a US citizen working as a data scientist and my friends and classmates who are H1B are getting payed 20 to 50% below what US citizen data scientists like me are getting payed in comparable positions. My friends have very high wages compared to the average American, but very low wages for their specific job, because they have little power to negotiate and are grateful for Greencard sponsorship. Current H1B system is absolutely a scam that lets companies pay below market wages.

      • I too am a data scientist and agree 100%. It is a scam. There are plenty of qualified Americans who cannot get a job in tech. If you aren’t on the front lines, you probably won’t believe it, but it’s true. And this has been true for decades. In the 80s/90s they complained about there not being enough qualified workers in industrial and electrical engineering – which my dad was in. He said there were, but no one wanted to pay for them. I see the same thing in my field today.

        And yes, in my experience, a boss originally from China will pass up Americans and choose to bring more people from China. And I did say something. Eventually I left and magically another white girl American appeared. From what I’ve heard from others, this type of situation is not an isolated case. It’s the same for grad school entry in cognitive science and engineering. I assure you, at an Ivy League school I worked at, there was a waitlist Americans who had gone through the interview process and were to be contacted as offers to other students were passed up. The Chinese guy I worked for decided to ignore this list and invite a student from a from a friend’s lab in China to join the lab instead. I don’t think she had even applied. No joke. I mean, I really wish it was a joke. I became so disillusioned.

        In other words, the problem isn’t with H-1B visas. It’s with everything surrounding them. By and large, they are not being used as originally intended.

  6. This page is full of such ignorant remarks that there is no point even in debating. “Foreigners are taking away the jobs of the US citizens”. So if we cancel h1b visas all the US citizens (whose ancestors are themselves immigrants by the way) would be capable enough to handle the jobs. So all the firms have no idea and unnecessarily go through the painful process of h1b filing. Lol.
    The biggest problem with this country is this very sense of entitlement. “We were born here so we get to do our dream job even if we spend the prime of our life doing nothing. And we can easily perform the duties of an immigrant who spent majority of his life breaking his butt off for his dreams”. Man! Ignorance is truly bliss! Lol!
    It’s pretty simple: US citizens who have worked hard to build their career know what dedication is about. They are passionate about their work and welcome similar minded individuals from all over the world. US citizens who have done nothing in their lives just have a sense of entitlement. And this has nothing to do with the education background. Someone who has worked hard for any dream, career path, passion would understand that it takes a lifetime to succeed.

    So I am not generalizing in any way. Millions of US citizens have also worked hard day and night just like the immigrants and are not insecure at all. They know what it takes to succeed. Losers who are unhappy with their lives need someone to blame as they party 24X7 and enjoy the luxuries of this amazing country without contributing anything.

    • Amen. The Baby Boomer generation has cuddled their offspring so much that those kids do not know the value of a day’s work. Their potential employers see that, and that is why they are turning to a more hungry work force…

    • FromHere

      Software Architect 2014 140K
      Software Architect 2019 125K

      Who wants to work hard to become a software architect only learn you will be making less in a few years because of an expansion of lower wages by an influx of those that demand less. You should be demanding more if you truly worked hard for your efforts. I don’t see that demand coming from people from other countries. That is the problem. People from this country demand it, but if left up to you, you would make sure over time people in this field made the same salary as a truck driver or welder or etc. Not to say anything is wrong with those jobs, but the same academic effort is not required to master those jobs.

  7. Oscar Netto

    H1B visas for the IT profession should stop immediately, until the Qualified US citizens are employed and given the first preferences of Jobs and contracts from The Govt. Most Indian Companies have come and stolen 98% jobs from the real Qualified citizens of the US, and now their groups are trying to file a law suite against the govt? If you look at the board of directors of the group who is engaged in filing the lawsuit 99% have Indian Origins. STOP the H1B visas IMMEDIATELY. If anything the TRUMP Govt should be patted in the back for slowing it down. They should now do more and STOP it immediately

    • Oscar Netto – go take your MAGA rants somewhere else. I completely agree with Tengri Americans now a days feel entitled to everything and want that immediate gratification cause they were born here they think its ok to work half the work that an immigrant has put in and get paid double the amount. The real truth is immigrants usually know the struggle it takes to achieve their goals and not expect it to be a hand out they receive. I work in recruiting and i see so many companies not us HB-1 only take in Citizens and Green Card holders cause its much easier on them, but in doing so they turn away majority of the top talents who are willing take those positions for half the cost. H1-B’s pay rates are usually 25-50% lower than a citizen or permanent resident cause that H1-B fee is being taken out of their salary. Do some research before you start spreading your fake news

      • I really wish it was fake news. I’m glad where you work doesn’t have that, but there are many places that do. I know people who have trained their replacements,
        e.g., in the 2000s at Erikson. I have even seen it in ivy league academia in a buddy-buddy sense, selectively bringing people in from their home country. I have seen in the tech industry myself. And yet, to your point, there are what seems to be an increasing number of tech businesses that say straight-up that they will not sponsor H-1B visas. The impression is that it’s because of the hassle involved in sponsorship and the amount of time it takes for approval. Could certainly be cost too. But it’s a shift I’m happy to see.

        I will say I am not a fan of Trump. So I promise you this isn’t a MAGA comment.

  8. Software Developer

    I’ve been a software developer since the 90’s, back when most of the IT work was performed by American workers. Over the past two decades at the Fortune 500 company where I work, I’ve witnessed hundreds of skilled American workers lose their jobs to foreign workers, and often forced to train the worker who will replace them to avoid losing their severance package. Older workers are the prime target. Usually the foreign worker is less skilled than the American worker was, in addition to language and cultural barriers.

    Make no mistake about it, the H-1B program has ZERO to do with a lack of unskilled American workers and everything to do with cutting costs.

  9. The system isn’t broken, it’s working as desired. It’s bringing into the US job market lower-cost tech workers, which is exactly what corporate lobbyists have been paying congress to do. There simply IS NOT a lack of tech workers and this is very simply proven.

    Remember the late 1990s and early 2000s? Do you recall what a good high-tech consultant could earn? Typically we quoted rates between $100-150/hr plus expenses. When was the last time you saw a BA, PM, or software development consulting getting $100 or more an hour?

    It has been quite a few years since I graduated with a math and comp sci degree with a minor in economics, but I seem to recall from EC 101 that when the supply of anything was low, prices go up. If the supply of tech workers is so tight, why aren’t billing rates higher than they were nearly 20 years ago?

  10. Immigrant who returned back

    Some part if the truth is also that in past with lot of good skilled techies along came a heard of people who were not competent enough (& still they are not!) to do the jobs in US (like bad fishes in the pond).

    I don’t want to name any community such but I do see a concentration of these people belong to specific region in India. It’s not that all of them are bad but if you feel your siblings are greatest people in the world and keep calling them along with your so not competent a*s, it would create issues like what is happening now.

    USA today needs a great deal of clean up with these set of guys. They should have a skill based system where one who is really competent should land up in a position suitable for them. They need this checked with all past and future immigrants.

    I myself went back to India after seeing the harshes I faced with the bad fishes. They have convoluted US. And hey I don’t really am complaining but compared to what I expected I would have in US, I have a good job here, earn six figures and have leisures of great house helps who cooks, cleans and looks after us which I never had or will have in US.

    All is good, though everyday is still a fight here to do better like every where else 🙂

  11. I’m an architect and in 2004 I was just starting in my profession as an intern. My firm has at least 2 H1B visa employees, which literally made minimum wage, had no benefits, and couldn’t quit or negotiate a different deal because they wanted the green card sponsorship.

    The firm “advertised” the open position by posting a job description in the kitchen above the sink, and maybe running an ad in the paper for a few days. This was their way of “proving” there were no job applicants qualified, because they made sure they never got any.

    If they could have filled out their entire firm with these people they would have, because they were cheap, almost-slave labor. The job these people were doing was not so specialized or technical an American couldn’t have done it, this was 100% about importing desperate people and paying them nothing so they wouldn’t have to hire a more expensive American graduate.

  12. At one point I almost had to move to Australia because I had more job ops there than in the US. I am an American born data scientist now working at a Fortune 15 company. And I promise you, they’re are many more like me out there. Some I know personally and others I just know of from our international subspecialty community. (Hard to say too much without risking identifying myself. )

  13. The system is not broken the way the writer implies – we don’t need to expand this, we need to cut back severely and maintain a better system of audits and checks to make sure the ones who get the visas actually have the skills they claim. Sure the cap is 65k, but there are also those who are renewing who are EXEMPT from that 65k cap. Add to that the horrible OPT visa for grad students which has had the effect of locking out American students – there is NO DEMONSTRATED LABOR NEED for the OPT visa. Thank goodness the H4 EAD is going away – there is NO DEMONSTRATED LABOR NEED for the H4 EAD. Call your representatives in Congress and call the White House. I haven’t looked lately, but there used to be a lot of petitions on the White House website trying to get the Obama administration to expand the number of H1b visas. You know the foreign workers are working against us on this – we have to make sure that American voices are heard above the others so do your part!

  14. The major problem with this discussion is that you are comparing two inherently broken systems and try to find which one is the best. None of them is good.
    The main argument for the H1B is to bring top talents to the us job market. In practice, the lottery nature of the process gives you a random slice of the global job market. Top talent, average guys, iditos can come the same rate as they are in their original job market.
    The agument against H1B is there is enough good engineers graduating from the US universities to support the tech industry. US higher education is seriously income focused: whoever can afford it can get a degree. Whenever you can afford university at the age of ~20 speaks more about your parent’s talent than yours.
    Essentially none of these systems support US tech industry. Both needs to be reworked.

  15. StopComplainingStartWorking

    I haven’t seen a single response from educated and qualified American complaining about H1b because there are plenty of vacant jobs in market as the unemployment is to the lowest. I did my Master’s here and have seen lot of my American friends landing in better jobs than me just because they are citizens. So please stop complaining and start working.

  16. StopComplainingStartWorking

    I haven’t seen a single response from educated and qualified American complaining about H1b because there are plenty of vacant jobs in market as the unemployment is to the lowest. I did my Master’s here and have seen lot of my American friends landing in better jobs than me just because they are citizens. So please stop complaining and start working.