The articles on H1-B visa spouses in the U.S. (July 29 & 30) truly reflect the plight of thousands of women, recession or no recession. My daughter who went to the U.S. in 1998 ended up with no further education or worthwhile jobs for nearly six years. Her qualification — a B.Sc. from India — was not recognised by prospective employers. By the time she got her green card, she had already lost her edge in the job market.
My daughter-in-law, who has a Masters degree, has not found any employer willing to sponsor her with a decent job. Of course, some H1-B spouses do get jobs unofficially and survive like illegal emigrants.
Unless a woman gets a visa which allows her to work in the U.S., she should not join her husband and head for an idle, lonely life. If she indeed wants to join him, she should be ready to accept boredom. One hopes the articles will make the parents of young women think twice while looking for marriage alliances for their daughters.