Ok, this sucks: CNN.com - U.S. tech workers training their replacements - Aug. 11, 2003 That companies are moving jobs abroad, is not such a big deal - it's been happening for years. I've been wanting to open up a shop to do that myself, in fact, but lack the entrepreneuring, risk-loving genes to do so. What bothers me about the L-1 program is that the companies can transfer employees to the US and keep them here for up to 7 years, without having to meet the prevailing wage and other >requirements of the H1 visa:
LABOR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED - A U.S. Employer must complete the procedure as established by the Department of Labor in the State where the services are to be performed that: a. No qualified American worker is available to fill the job; and b. The prospective immigrant shall be paid at a minimum the prevailing wage for the industry as set by the Department of Labor of the State where the services are to be rendered.