"a New Bigger H1B VISA quota likely to happen this year" – NO IT IS NOT!!

What does the above headline in quotations mean?
Why did I disagree with it straight away?

Well firstly to grab your attention but secondly to help stop the crappy untruths filling the visa space. I wrote an earlier piece about my feelings on H1Base so I won’t re-hash all that here now, suffice to say I am not a fan!

Anyway the above headline in quotation marks was the headline of an email newsletter that H1Base sent out yesterday and it annoys me how many people may believe this is true and then pay money to these people in the hope their chances will increase.

Let’s Give Them The Benefit Of The Doubt!
Let’s say everything they say is true. After all I haven’t got inside information on Barack Obama’s Administration plans not to mention the Congress. Even if a bill was to pass with their stated increase to 180,000 visas instead of the annual 65,000, then it would usually only take effect the following year. Then given the way the H1B visa works you would only start working on October 1, 2010!!

Why This Bill Probably Won’t Even Be Up For Debate Possibly Till The Next Presidential Term
As I said I have no inside information (so I am safe to assume do H1Base) but there are few major reasons why immigration changes are unlikely in this next year or two.

Firstly when the original bill was up for vote in 2007 that as they point out Obama supported (and incenditally so did McCain who was a major proponent of the bill), the US economy was on a high and the stock market reached all time highs in October 2007 following the defeat of this bill.

Now of course the economy is in a year long recession with potentially another year to go. Millions of American citizens and residents have lost jobs (along with visa holders) in 2008 and two of the biggest hit area, manufacturing and union jobs and NY finance are in the majority Democratic supporters.
Do you really think these people would be happy and support more foreign workers when they have no job themselves?
Do you think Obama is stupid enough while riding high popularity and pressing concerns like economic stimulus, 2 wars he wants to end, health care mess and other major home and foreign crisis is going to focus on immigration?

(hey even  Bill Gates’ Microsoft laid of 5,000 people yesterday for there first ever mass lay off and Bill Gates himself is one of the biggest proponets of huge increases to the quota)

Also one of the biggest reasons the Democrats supported the 2007 immigration bill was the section allowing a form of amnesty for current illegal immigrants. This is the part of the immigration reform that is probably top of their wish list so am sure if you here anything in relation to immigration in the next year or two, it will be about this more than increase visa quotas.

What Does This Mean For You?

As a foreign applicant, essentially you will have the same difficulties as a US worker trying to apply to less jobs in an economic recession. However don’t give up and head for your dreams, just don’t be taken in by false promises from organization such as this without hearing all the facts and judging for yourself.

Like I said I don’t know what will happen either but I do know that making statements like this as a prophecy is certainly misleading unless you evaluate the facts.



2 thoughts on “"a New Bigger H1B VISA quota likely to happen this year" – NO IT IS NOT!!

  1. Well, well well, after reading your posts – – it sounds to me like someone has a very ‘personal’ and bitter vendetta against this company (maybe I’m wrong but that’s how you come across)….

    Therefore, I decided to take an ‘independent’ look at their site and here’s what I have to report…

    1) you express a claim that they are trying to intentionally mis-lead people with their recent headline relating to “a New Bigger H1B quota likely this year”. The fact is it was a “NEWS-letter” (which is also posted on their website) – if you read and then reported fairly and correctly, you would see that this was infact a ‘news report’ from an external and well regarded immigration attorney firm (H1 Base even did the right thing and provided a link to the original article). All H1 Base did was inform their viewers about one of the latest industry ‘news’ articles relating to the H1B visa program. They did not claim or advertise that it was going to happen – they simply informed their viewers of a recent article from a reputable source (that’s the whole point of having ‘news’letters).

    2) To me their services look excellent compared to anything else I could find out there (saying that I only did a 20-30 minute brief search). Their services are designed to help Foreign nationals with the challenging and difficult task of finding and securing jobs that are available for H1B visa sponsorship….However, they also seem to go a few steps further than anyone else by including Resume help and also Interview help etc etc — and all at what I would consider to be an exceptionally reasonable and very low price….. and… they also only appear to charge a ‘one-time’ fee for their top level service which is very unusual in that industry as most other companies will keep charging and charging for other add-on services or for subscription periods etc

    The reality is, when it comes to finding any job (especially sponsorship jobs) in the USA – No company is perfect and can possibly help 100% of the people 100% of the time (it’s just not possible) – the key is finding a company/service that gives you the best possible opportunity – and from an initial review I would say they appear to do a very good job (I even saw recommendations about H1 Base from CNN and Monster and a whole bunch of other reputable and trusted sources)

    3) The fact they even offer “Live Chat” online support option is great – I couldn’t find any other similar companies that did. Plus, if you’ve tried to get hold of some of the largest companies in the US you can still wait a while to actually get through to someone (maybe they were having an off-day (or 20 minutes) when you tried because I tested it and got someone within a couple of minutes.

    I hope my review/comments have helped people reading this page to now have a realistic and unbiased opinion of this company.

    I wish you all success in finding work visa sponsorship in the USA.

  2. Hi Steven,
    Thanks for posting.
    However the fact you can’t even identify yourself as someone associated with the site shows how little most people value your service. ]
    No-one with half a brain is taking your unbiased claim seriously given I have seem similar reply posts by you on others sites in response to other comments by people who say your site is a joke.
    Hey in the end you are the one trying to make money by selling ridiculous promises that you can;t make.
    You can’t guarantee anyone a job or a visa so to make that claim is completely false.
    To charge innocent foreigners for information they could get online for free easily if they know where to go or what databases to search is completely unethical.
    Like I said I have called you company numerous times during business hours on different days selecting different options only each time to go to answering machine.
    In the end it is up to the readers to decide but my take is they wont want to pay $200, $300, $400 or whatever your absurd charges are these days.
    Some of the people struggle so hard to come to the US and to pay the costs they have to pay without you profiting at their expense.
    The promise of an increased quota in your newsletter was so misleading that it made me angry to read it knowing the truth and knowing that so many people would read that and believe your lies unknowingly.

    As I said before do not waste your money with these people, don’t waste it with anyone as I yet to see or hear of a service that is worth actually paying for.


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