H1b visa is a type of work visa for allowing we high skill engineers/scientists working in US. This year (2015) USCIS has 233k H1b applications (petitions) for 85k cap, which makes the visa lottery chance drops to 36%, where only 1 out of 3 talented engineers/scientists can stay, and others have to leave. One reason for this low chance is, some of dishonest people have submitted multiple petitions for increasing their chance through some dishonest consulting companies. It is an open secret: anyone who pays 3000$ +application fee to these companies can have H1B petition. You pay for one more, you get an extra H1B petition, no matter about job positions or skill set, these companies can fake for you. This dishonest behavior reduces our job opportunities and hurts our job market.
These dishonest consulting companies use this multi-petition to “ship” IT workers from Indian and flood the job market in the US. It is known as “body shop”, which means they file multiple petitions so they can have higher chance of H1b visas for shipping people from Indian to US. We honest engineers and scientists from China, India and all over the world can’t get this work visa, because our chance has been squeezed to almost 0 by these multi-petition, and our honest companies who can only file one petition per person can’t get H1B visas for their talented employees.
Some statistical numbers are researched for this situation, where we can see these companies are dominating the IT market:
Moreover, they would threat our wage level because these companies pay lower than the average wage for their people.
We need your voice. We can make equal job opportunities for all we high skill workers. Please support our White House petition “Remove and Ban Cheaters Who Sent Multi-Petition Before H1B Lottery Selection” http://wh.gov/iZAhc for stopping H1B visa fraud! Please sign up, and confirm your vote in the confirmation email.