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March 27, 2012

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But one thing I want to point out is that what is described in this article is EXTREMELY ILLEGAL. I have experience with people I know who came on H1_B visas, and they were given normal salaries.

According to the law, if a company brings someone from another country on a work (H1-B) visa, they have to prove that
1. they couldn't find an American to do the job -- this is easy since the way the ad is formulated with skills hardly anybody would match.
2. they are going to pay an amount that is prevalent for this type of job -- there is some leeway there, but not at the level of 10,000 a year.
3. the act of hiring isn't going to bring the US salaries down (this is essentially the same as 2.).

J visas are different because they are for short-term, often "educational" employment. But paying a skilled worker 10,000 a year is very illegal.

I've met a number of people on H1-B and at least where I work they were paid competitive salaries in 6 digits. A friend of mine who came to Chicago during the internet bubble was paid less than she could've gotten elsewhere if she had a green card, but still it was 38K (she got 15% raise in a year or two) not 10,000.

It's a pity the journalist hasn't listed the names of the companies that do it. They should be put out of business.

Oops, I misread the article, this isn't what they earn, it how they live.

Never mind.

Kitty, glad you re read the article and found out on your own.

Yes they live under $10,000 they earn very high salary. You are right legally it's not allowed to pay less than $60,000 a year to a H1B visa worker.And the article is not written by a journalist, yours truely is just another part-time blogger like FMF, who happened to be a H1B worker in the past.

Although I wasn't living under $10,000 but stiil, even after becomign parmanent residence, my expenses do not go beyond $30,000 a year including rent.

Thanks for sharing your opinion and voting for me! Much appreciated.

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These games are now over. The winners are:

Game 3: Skilled
Game 4: Unconventional

Thanks to everyone for voting. Another set of games is out today -- be sure to vote!

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