I read a recent article on H1B visa workers on Structural Engineer. I would
like to add the following to your record.
I am a civil engineer working in a Stuctural Engineering Company in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Simply because I am on H1B visa, my salary is 30+% less
than the market salary, and virtually no benefits. My H1B period is running
out and my Green Card application is pending with the US immigration for
more than 2 years - therefore I can not change my job - therefore I am being
exploited. If I change my job, the whole current Green Card process will
Rather than blaming my employer altogether, I would blame the current
immigration regulations which allow unscrupulous employers to exploit H1B
Please note that H1b workers are sponsored by a particular employer. Once a
H1b worker loses his/her job and can not find another job in 10 days, he/she
has to leave the country immediately.
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