Good to hear that congress is finally tackling H-1B visa abuse by US companies including Intel. I have been an H-1B employee at Intel for many years, so I know what I am talking about. Last year, Intel laid off thousands of US workers. Most of them were older such as 40+, so they can't have been on an H1-B visa even if they were foreigners but must have been primarily either citizens or green card holders. (H-1B holders are almost always young since someone cannot be on an H1-B for more than about 6 years.) Within months of the devastating layoff, Intel rehired thousands of people and is almost back at its pre-layoff headcount. Now let's look at what type of people tech companies including Intel typically hire: young people. Almost always young people out of college. Especially Intel doesn't hire experienced people. At PTD in Hillsboro (a huge organization), I have in fact never seen an external experienced hire. Anyone who has worked at a tech company including Intel knows: Most new hires are foreigners. Therefore, they are hired either on H-1B or OPT followed by H-1B. So in summary, Intel's action last year laid off primarily citizens/permanent residents and replaced them by young H-1Bs. What an abuse.
Intel: please make a good faith effort to hire (or keep) citizens/green card holders.
Young H-1B holders currently at Intel: You will probably not like what I wrote, but in a few years when you are in your 40s, you will understand. Keep my fingers crossed you can keep your job then.