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I'm sure they are adhering to the letter of the law. Some loophole.

US colleges are graduating legions of engineers. You're telling me that they can't find someone, so they have to resort to H1B? I don't buy it. Somehow it is cheaper to get an H1B, pay for them to relocate, and employ them than it is to hire a US citizen.

The Indian folks are very competent, and some of them even went to college here on college visas. But, despite college visas not permitting them to work here, the company manages to get it converted to a working authorization. Of course, this is happening much less now because we have an India facility today. With TEAMS, they just have to stay up late to attend meetings (or, occasionally, we have to stay up late...depends whose time zone the meeting is scheduled). But even five or ten years ago a large percentage of the people I was working with had green cards. From China and India, mostly. Most have become citizens at this point.

Of course, COVID may have changed some things. But we do have a new engineer in my group. I've never met him (I don't go to the office very often, and usually only on weekends when I must). I've heard his voice, and he's definitely Indian-born. I haven't inquired (it would probably be regarded as inappropriate), but I'll bet he's an H1B.
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