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Unemployed H-1B holders? Say adios

A News.com reader writes that it's only fair that H-1B's go back home if they lose their current jobs.

 

  
Unemployed H-1B holders? Say adios

In response the Aug. 14 column by Mike Yamamoto, "So much for a colorblind meritocracy":

It's only fair that H-1B's go back home if they lose their current jobs. They shouldn't be allowed to be in the domestic pool of job seekers. They came here for a specific job. Once the job is gone, they should go back home and petition for a new H-1B. This is only fair because market conditions change so the pool of job seekers should be "adjusted" as well.

I see the H-1B as a shortcut into this country. They should have to go through family sponsors to get here--just like everyone did in the past. It's pathetic to see the H-1B workers shown as "victims." They came here to take advantage of the economy. Now that the economy is flat, there is no reason for them to be here.

Robert Piotrowski
Chicago