Are H-1Bs the Best and Brightest?

. Monday, April 28, 2008

"The new report, entitled 'H-1Bs: Still Not the Best and the Brightest,' is authored by Dr. Norman Matloff, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, and is online at The analysis is based on the simple fact that in a market economy, if workers are indeed outstanding talents, they will be paid accordingly."

Sorry for Off-Topic, but since many of H-1B issues in the computer industry) not a huge one.
The issue is seriosly troubling , in how exacly this proffesor concluded that outstanding H-1B would be paid higher that their collegues??
Is he have any grasp on reality??

Friend of mine is in fact working as me in IT industry and he's a H-1N Visa holder, sponsored by his company. I can guarantee you this guy is HIGHLY qualified and experienced, in most times more than US citized collegues, however his paycheck is almost half of theirs.

Why is what? Certain places in world DO NOT have such developed economy and technology penetration, therefore such professional whom can't job in their own countries try to work in usa, in hopes for opportunities. However due to fact the company (visa holder) has to pay legal fees on behalf of this person, is not interested of raising his salary at all, regardless of his talents and the person is limited in his options. The facts are simple - there limited amount of companies who would hire a person which needs H-1B sponsorship.

So my friend have only 1 real choice - to get a green card and then find a job willing to pay market comparable salary, but then guess what : he falls out of Mr. Matloff statics.