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I only have one H1-B visa employee (from Germany), who is a associate in my
firm and he is compensated at well over the market rate...

Since you are in Chicago, please feel free to see his work at:

101 West Superior, 14 story concrete high rise
720 North Larabee, 18 story concrete high rise

AS i said in my interview in Structural Engineer, six years ago, i couldn't
get the good ol' TT or SOM guys to join my little startup company, so i
built from within, with new grads and also went the H1-B visa route.

This H1-B gentleman pays his taxes and now owns a home in the Chicago
suburbs. He is actively pursuing his green card with eyes on becoming a US

He has become a mentor to my young staff and the cornerstone of my

Btw, i STILL am desparate need of an experinenced SE, so if somebody feels
that they've been short changed by the H1-b visa process, please send your
resume to me at:




Original Message:
From:  Rbengrguy(--nospam--at)
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 18:17:52 EST
To: seaint(--nospam--at), americanworkerscoalition(--nospam--at),

Attention    SEAINT:

Regarding Stan Caldwell,    David Fisher' post  indicating the H-1b issue
of no concern to structural engineers.........................

That may be true to SE's  for right now,   but as one who has followed the 
issue for over ten years  with  AEA    ( I don't think this
issue is 
going away.

Members of the IT industry  and   EE's   seem unconcerned   for the H-1B  
issue years back.  It was boom times in their profession!    Now the boom
There is record unemployment amongst IT and EE  workers

IEEE-USA  reports that umemployment amongst  EE's is at historic highs!!!

Will we see  the same for the structural engineering profession?

I don't  know.   Time will tell.     

But the give  you some of you an indication  of the H-1B issue that so many 
of you refuse to be concerned I offer the following:

INTERNET websites protesting the H-1b visa,  offshoring  programs are 

Chat rooms,  discussion groups have formed attempting to fight the H-1b, 
outsourcing programs.    

Angry engineers,  IT  workers  are now beginning to speak out!!  

You might want to call it revenge of the techies!!!  

The following is just a sampling of some of the protest  - discussion groups
on the  unemployment,   H-1b issue,   offshoring .

More seem  to be forming each month as word spreads of the scam - sham that 
is the H-1b visa  program.  New concerns over the outsourcing issue are


H-1B,  offshoring   link  websites:

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check there database  the H-1b  applications
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maybe your firm  is listed???? 

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Don't forget to review their   LCA database to see if your firm is listed!!!       ( work in Progress)

and there are others!!!!!!


Engineering - IT organization websites:

And there is now even protest songs!!!

Unemployed workers are even making there own  videos!!!


Messages group:

Search Engine for H-1B  stories!!!

pending  (in the works)

Commentary on H-1B

 This is not then end,  but just the beginning.    


Engr. Robert B. Johnson,  SE, PE
Chicago.  IL

f.ASCE   Past member  of Committee on Public Involvement
American Engineering Association
American Engineering Alliance
Tau Beta Pi Association
International Technology Institute

The above does not necessary represent the thoughts,  opinions of the many 
engineering organization I belong,  but cited only as a reference the degree
of involvement in the engineering profession.    In fact most engineering 
societies do not have a position on the H-1B issue with the possible 
exception of ASCE,  IEEE.


also see:


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