Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stop O-1 Visa fraud

It’s sad that government laws can cause people to kill themselves, as did Software Engineer Joseph Stack, a disturbed computer programmer who committed suicide by flying an airplane into a government building.

Stack committed suicide in frustration over laws that are designed to punish American computer professionals. His suicide note is clear:

"I am finally ready to end this insanity. Well, Mr Big Brother IRS man let's try something different. Take my pound of flesh and sleep well.”

Here is an article about the law that Stack complained about in his suicide note:

“The immediate effect of these audits is to force individual programmers like Mrs. Johnson to abandon their dreams of getting rich off their high-technology skills.”

Stop punishing American computer professionals!

It is beyond offensive that skilled American computer professionals go unemployed while the legislators widen the laws that allow cheap foreign labor to come to America and take work away from more-qualified American software professionals.

In the computer industry, most H1B Visa fraud comes from India and Pakistan, but the O-1 Visa program allows foreigners from Canada, Great Britain and Eastern Europe, where they use the O-1 visa for “Aliens with Extraordinary Ability”, which was designed for truly exceptional people:

“To obtain an O-1 visa to work in the sciences, education, business or athletics, applicants must demonstrate that they possess “a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who have risen to the top of the field of endeavor.”

There are two ways to demonstrating this expertise. One method is through receiving a major internationally recognized award such as a Nobel Prize.”

Many British O-1 Visa holders are dishonest twits

While it's a 10 year prison term for a European to have a dishonest O-1 Visa, they should also sanction the employers who hire them. It should be illegal for companies to save money by hiring cheap, lying British twits and English O-1 Visa posers who come to America and steal jobs from more qualified American computer professionals.

This note shows some valid concerns from American who are being threatened by European O-1 visa fraud. Oracle ACE Lewis Cunning echoes the sentiments of many Americans who are sick and tired of the Visa fraud in the United States:

"I am opposed to multi-nationals using that program to drive down wages.

I don't buy the argument that the companies can't find qualified employees, they just can't find qualified employees willing to work for less than what the job is worth.

Bringing in cheap labor makes the job worth less."

Oracle ACE Ben Prusinski agrees that Visa fraud is Rampant:

"I agree with the other Ben about folks on H-1B visas that cram to pass OCP exams and lack real experience and communication skills. . .

To me, the H-1B visa program has been severely abused by employers for cheap labor."

The entire H1-B Visa program is a scam, and we need to stop letting low cost, low quality foreigners from Europe compete on American soil.

This article notes that many of the foreign computer Visa workers have phony credentials and fake work experience, something that I know firsthand to be true, especially from European posers.

This is a typical O-1 Visa holder

But this is only the beginning of tax induced suicides. American computer professionals have had it with being undercut by cheap overseas posers.

Don't support companies that offshore their computer support

The sad death of Joe Stack is not the end of suicide by taxes. A 2011 tax penalty should see a rush of suicides later in late 2010.

The H1-B and O-1 Visa "posers" do more than take jobs from American Computer professionals, they also pose a clear and present danger to American Computer systems.

Those aliens who get a Visa with fraudulent credentials and experience are all self-proclaimed "Computer experts" and they are flooding the American market with cheap and grossly unqualified Oracle professionals.

With a glut is well-qualified American computer professionals without jobs, there is no need to import even a single Visa holder, and here is what you can do to fight the Visa problem.

- Lobby your legislators: The best way to help stem the tide of unnecessary foreign workers is to write to your congressman.

- Buy American: Vote with your feet, and expose anti-American Oracle shops that exploit foreign Visa workers.

- Expose Fraud: It's is estimated that upwards or 20% of all H1-B Visa's are obtained with fraudulent credentials. Visa fraud is a serious crime and cases of suspected Visa fraud should be reported to the criminal investigations division of the U.S. Department of State.

Report all suspected cases of O-1 Visa Fraud

Help stop the Visa fraud now. If you suspect that an European O1 Visa holder is not Nobel Prize winner quality, report them to the U. S. State Department Criminal Investigative Division.

Remember, O-1 Visa fraud is not just stealing, it's a serious Federal crime:

"Passport and visa fraud is a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000."

It's easy to spot a European computer professionals who is pretending to possess "extraordinary abilities" that are not available in America.

You are encouraged to report any suspected Visa fraud to the U.S. Department of State. You can report any suspected O-1 Visa fraud to this address:

Criminal Investigative Division, Visa Fraud
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520