H1-B, The Untold Story

May 26, 2011
What I heard the other day from a colleague isn’t the first time I had heard such a story. What is impressive is that all of the news media appears to be paid to ignore it.

His current place of employment has been bringing in a rash of H1-B workers because some in upper management believe cheaper is always better. Over the last couple of years, those managing the projects and doing the accounting have learned that cheaper is never better, and rarely even adequate. The line of failed projects has been getting kind of long.

Ah, but that is not the point of this story. This little company, like most every other company using H1-B workers these days, got paid a visit by Homeland Security. Seems one of their H1-B cheap labor units held very little respect for America or the sanctity of American life. The company got to put him on a plane with a one way ticket.

I wasn’t told whether this was a military/government transport, or a commercial passenger liner. I’m not surprised at the deportation. It has been happening on a pretty large scale from what I hear. I was rather shocked to hear they put a terrorist operative (suspected or otherwise) on a plane.

The part which should be a real eye opener for companies racking up project failures via H1-B labor was that it wasn’t INS which paid the call. I wonder if the managers involved are going to put on their resume “Hired terrorist operatives as a source of cheap labor and had the government deport them.”