1. Jake Parent
    June 27, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Great post Siya. These guest workers contribute a lot to our economy and deserve much better!


  2. Paul Chapman
    June 29, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Guest shouldn’t be here for American jobs anyway. They should come here to vacation and spend their own money, not steal our money just to send it to their home countries. And no I am not a Republican. If I went to their country I would not be looking for a job.


    • circanow
      July 2, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

      Your unspoken words say it all. Those who take their privileged circumstances for granted wouldn’t be able to relate to a person desperate to work in any conditions, to pull their family out of squalor and poverty. A person working for an exploitative employer for paltry wages is stealing YOUR money? Can you fathom that many people in this world couldn’t even imagine taking a vacation? Open your eyes, Mr Chapman.


  3. Peter Brazitis
    June 29, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    My question – why are H-1B workers in the United States in the first place? As an older technical worker, my last 400+
    job applications resulted in 3 job interviews and no offers. H-1B’s have an advantage to the employer – not only are they
    cheap, but they cannot utter the dreaded words “I quit!”,
    much less blow whistles, without the threat of deportation.
    Go to any technical job fair, and see the hundreds of surplus
    job-hungry engineers and scientists looking for employment.


  4. Louise
    June 30, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    I agree in part with the content but I disagree regarding the statement that <>
    They should not or they are being mislaid.
    They are: “here in the United States working as a temporary guest worker on an H-2B visa”
    That status does not lead to citizenship. I know it too well – personally.
    When you invite guests in your house, you do not expect them to move in.
    Advocacy needs to be treated on an honest basis, not emotionally.


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