A Tool For Analyzing H-1B Visa Applications Reveals Tech Salary Secrets

To read more about why Indian Consulting companies can pay very low salaries to their IT consultants, please go to http://developers.slashdot.org/story/15/05/28/1541246/a-tool-for-analyzing-h-1b-visa-applications-reveals-tech-salary-secrets

“If the title says ‘consultant’, instead of $130,000 you might pay $60,000, the gap is that big.”

Tekla Perry writes:The golden age of engineers is not over,’ says a French software engineer who developed a tool for mining U.S. Department of Labor visa application data, but, he says, salaries appear to be leveling off. Indeed, salary inflation for software engineers and other technical professionals at Google and Facebook has slowed dramatically, according to his database, and Airbnb and Dropbox pay is down a little, though Netflix pay is through the roof. The data also shows that some large companies appear to be playing games with titles to deflate salaries, and Microsoft is finally offering technology professionals comparable salaries to Apple and Google. There’s a lot more to be discovered in this interactive database, and researchers are getting ready to mine it.

Cognizant spent $2.7mn on US lobbying in 2014, while Wipro spent $460,000 and TCS spent $80,000

It is basically one of the top reasons why Indian Consulting companies like Infosys, Wipro and TCS can dominate the H1B visas. They have spent “small” money for lobbying and have gained tremendous amount of profit by controlling the H1B visas (as well as workers who want to work in the US)

Cognizant spent $2.7mn on US lobbying in 2014, while Wipro spent $460,000 and TCS spent $80,000

BENGALURU: Cognizant Technology Solutions spent about Rs 17 crore ($2.7 million) last year trying to influence US lawmakers primarily on the country’s new immigration rules, significantly higher than its top three Indian IT rivals put together.

WiproBSE 0.17 % spent about $460,000 on lobbying in the US last year, and Tata Consultancy ServicesBSE -0.25 %, India’s largest software exporter, about $80,000, filings with the US Lobbying Act Disclosure Database show. InfosysBSE 2.30 % d ..

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47422697.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

H1b visas are dominated by ICC like infosys!

Quick question: which company files the most H1B visas in 2015? Google or Facebook?

People may think the company must be one of these great American IT companies, like Google or Facebook. Data tell you are wrong! From the official list of number of LCAs per company http://data.jobsintech.io/companies/infosys-limited , one can see these Indian Consulting Companies (ICCs) like Infosys, Tata consulting, Wipro are dominated H1b visas. In 2015, infosys has 23k certified H1b LCAs where the total number of H1b in 2015 is 85k (the maximum H1b cap). Can you imagine that a single company can have almost 30% of all H1b visas?

Companies like infosys also lower down the market average salary, for everyone! Infosys’ average salary for 2015 H1B petitions is 76k USD where most of them are software engineers. Google’s average software engineer salary in 2015 is about 128k USD which is 68% higher than Infosys, according to google search. Unfortunately, google can’t beat infosys in the H1B visa lottery battle. If you are a smart software engineer who can get a google job offer of 128k USD, but google unfortunately can’t get a H1B visa for you because most H1Bs go to Infosys, and you have to choose infosys’s 76k USD for having a H1B visa. Infosys uses low salary for being price-competitive in the consulting market, but many talent software engineers have to accept the low salary and work for infosys because of H1B visa. In the end, American companies like Google who can offer high salary can’t not have these talented engineers, but Indian Consulting Companies (ICC) like infosys get all these talented engineers with much lower price.

Think of Walmart: Walmart has cheap products made in China, Thailand or other cheap-labor countries, and it kills all local US factories. Fortunately, Walmart is an American company,and the profit stays in the US. Now Infosys is the new Walmart for software engineering for killing allAmerican IT companies, and Infosys is NOT an American company.

It would be very sad that the market is dominated by ICCs like Infosys: they dominate the H1B visa with low salary and all we talented software engineers have to go to ICCs because of visas. The market is also controlled by these ICCs: all smart American engineers can’t beat ICC’s low price and have to risk loosing jobs.

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Two Indian-Americans arrested for H-1B visa fraud in US

From dnaindia.com, please read more from: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-two-indian-americans-arrested-for-h-1b-visa-fraud-in-us-2085599

Two Indian-Americans, who recruited foreign workers mainly from India with purported IT expertise, were arrested in New Jersey on Wednesday on charges of H-1B visa fraud.

When submitting the visa paperwork to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), they falsely represented that the foreign workers had full-time positions and were paid an annual salary, as required to secure the H-1B visas. Contrary to these representations and in violation of the H-1B program, Patel, Mohta and others paid the foreign workers only when they were placed at a third-party client who entered into a contract with SCM Data or MMC Systems, the federal complaint alleged.

Faking job positions is a common trick for H1B visa fraud. If your current or future employer asks you for money for faking a job position for your H1b visa, please reject immediately. It is illegal!

USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-completes-data-entry-fiscal-year-2016-h-1b-cap-subject-petitions

USCIS announced May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, the time frame for returning these petitions is uncertain. USCIS asks petitioners to not inquire about the status of submitted cap-subject petitions until they receive a receipt notice or an unselected petition is returned. USCIS will issue an announcement once all the petitions have been returned.

Good luck for everyone in this lottery. 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.

[In Chinese] How Indian Consulting Companies (ICC) abuse H1b visas

If you can understand Chinese, please follow this person’s youtube channel, and find out how Indian Consulting Companies (ICC) abuse H1b visas, how multi-petition trick works, and how this dirty trick would hurt U.S. economy.

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.

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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.

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India’s Tata Consultancy accused in U.S. lawsuit of South Asian bias

Some consulting companies have some issues of “overwhelming favoritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States.”

Please read: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/16/us-tata-bias-lawsuit-idUSKBN0N71SA20150416

(Reuters) – Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India’s largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States.

From this study http://www.epi.org/blog/new-data-infosys-tata-abuse-h-1b-program/ most of H1b visas were given to Indian workers, where Tata Consultancy Services Ltd was listed as the top 2nd H1b sponsor. Tata abused H1b visas for “shipping” workers from Indian, which could be a reason for this “overwhelming favoritism”.

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Sen. Sessions and his colleagues called for a federal investigation into abuses in the H1B program

From twitter: these dishonest companies are using H1b visas as ‘a highly lucrative business model of bringing in cheaper H-1B workers to substitute for Americans’.

Today Sen. Sessions and his colleagues called for a federal investigation into abuses in the #H1B program: http://1.usa.gov/1arP33v

“Southern California Edison ought to be the tipping point that finally compels Washington to take needed actions to protect American workers. As Professor Ron Hira testified, the H-1B visa has become ‘a highly lucrative business model of bringing in cheaper H-1B workers to substitute for Americans… Most of the H-1B program is now being used to import cheaper foreign guestworkers, replacing American workers, and undercutting their wages.’ The U.S. is graduating twice as many STEM students each year as find jobs in those fields, yet the H-1B program continues to provide IT companies with a large annual supply of lower-wage guest workers to hire in place of more qualified Americans. There is no ‘shortage’ of talented Americans, only a shortage of officials willing to protect them.”

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Change work location: a trick of H1B fraud

Some companies secretly change H1B visa location to some places other than that list on the original Labor Condition Application (LCA), and they also secretly lower employee’s wage. These companies are usually called “the bodyshop”, which fake some job positions so they can submit multiple H1b petitions for their future employees. When H1B lottery has finished and they “ship” their employees who get H1B in the lottery to another places for lower wage.

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In Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, the employer attested in its original H-1B petition that the employee would work at Long Beach, California, but subsequently confirmed that the employee was no longer working there, and submitted a new LCA for Camarillo, California, and Hoboken, New Jersey, without filing an H-1B amendment.

Additionally, in the original H-1B petition, the company attested that it would pay the employee an annual salary of $50,232, which is $9,000 less than the wage required (prevailing wage) in the two new locations. Because the original wage attestation was no longer sufficient nor corresponded with the new LCA for the two new locations, the change in place of employment was deemed to have affected the validity of the employee’s H-1B.

To read more about this case and the decision of revoking their H1B visas, please go to http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/intdec/vol26/3832.pdf 

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