Public service announcement:
I see a lot of resentment towards HB-1 and offshore workers. They are not the bad guys. I bet most of us would do the same if given the opportunity. In most cases the foreign workers don’t know that they are replacing locals. I know a couple of HB-1 coworkers that regretted working at State State when they find out their salary could only afford them to share a cr---y apartment. And don’t get me started when our 5-help calls were being directed to India and on the workers there all sounded miserable. I think they know they are being exploited.
We should direct the blame of cheap labor to only the higher ups. I didn’t realized how common the HB-1 program was being utilized by the higher ups until i start seeing more HB-1 workers than local workers at the SFC cafeteria. One time I saw maybe 5 local workers out of 100 HB-1 workers having lunch. This was pre-pandemic. Not sure what it is like, now.
Tip: If your management team randomly ask you to forward them copy of your resume or to fill out Roles & Responsibilities form; THREAD CAREFULLY. There’s a high probability that they’re trying to replace you with a HB-1 or offshore workers. You’ll know it’s obvious when they’re continuously pestering you for info but not providing you any context in writing.
Other tips: https://www.uscis.gov/scams-fraud-and-misconduct/report-fraud/combating-fraud-and-abuse-in-the-h-1b-visa-program