The largest users of H-1B visas are Indian bodyshops that specialize in moving American jobs overseas.
At the same time, American technology companies claim there are not enough H-1B visas available.
I get asked the obvious question frequently: Why don’t American companies support changing the H-1B rules to have a more equitable distribution of visas?
The answer is simple: The American companies want to outsource, too.
Microsoft is outsourcing its internal computer support to Infosys, one of the largest users of the H-1B visa.
Not only that, American companies want to do the same thing the Indian off-shoring companies do:
Hewlett Packard wants to get into the outsourcing business to send jobs to Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Dell is expanding its outsourcing.
IBM is huge into outsourcing and now has more employers in India than the United States.
The dividing line between good H-1B companies (American) and bad H-1B companies (Indian) is a mirage. Microsoft, HP, IBM, et al. are just as bad as Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, and Tata.