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While I agree with you, please refer to the links and quotes I sent to this
gentleman. The law does require a prevailing wage or higher, but the problem
is that there is no gauge of prevailing wages in most engineering positions
(Since we feel compelled not to discuss the issues) and if there is a
prevailing wage, the fault is that there is no one investigating the claims
and bringing these employers into the public light by filing charges against
The intention is written in the laws but the enforcement appears to be
almost non-existent or difficult to prove.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 9:41 PM
> To: ?
> Subject: Re: Exploited H1b worker
> >Rather than blaming my employer altogether, I would blame the current
> >immigration regulations which allow unscrupulous employers to
> exploit H1B
> >workers.
> You're being very generous. Who do you think paid a fat campaign
> contribution so the law would be written that way?  Your employer leases
> someone in congress and gets a law that lets him hire offshore workers
> and not pay prevailing wages. After the economy slows down because people
> making minimum wages won't buy his product, he renews the lease and
> congress passes a another bill giving the guy a tax break because he's
> not making as much money as he wants.
> Some people think free markets mean nothing more than screwing their
> competition or their work force in accordance with law. If the law were
> amended to make the employer hire at the prevailing US wage rate, it'd
> still be composting in someone's in-basket somewhere, because the
> schlockmeisters wouldn't be interested.
> Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
> chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)