Work Experience

  • October 2015 Present

    Professional Registry Of Verified Employees

    Founder

  • April 2004 Present

    National Organization for Software & Technology Professionals

    Founder

  • june 2010 December 2010

    Head-Digital Delivery

    Asia Star Broadcasting Inc(TV Asia)

  • March 1997 September 2003

    Consultant(Information Architect)

    AT&T,Meril Lynch, Intel Corp,Viacomm Intl (MTV Networks) and Lucent Technologies

Education

  • MSCS 1993

    Masters in Computer Science (MSCS)

    Monmouth University

  • MIS1995

    Master in Information System

    Saint Peter's University

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Green Carrot - America's Work Visa Crisis

By Rajiv Dabhadkar
Paperback – September 24, 2014
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The book is dedicated to the real life issues in the process of human migration. It discusses people movement that is tied to immigration and trade policy, where workers are treated as a commodity and is not just about selling a product or a service. It is about finding the future. It explores the future of the workers, the corporations and the society at large. The primary objective however is in finding the future. Not just a future in general, but specific futures for the individuals under the care of policies that govern people movement. The focus is the future in the sense that it makes a prediction about where the future lies and then takes specific steps to make that future happen. That’s where the subject of human migration comes in. The globalized political and economic system creates illegality by displacing people and then denying the workers rights and equality as they have to do what they have to do in order to survive. Globalization forces people into migration into countries where the ideas of divide and rule have been codified as a “legal” justification for the injustices. Inequality therefore is re-created and re introduced by a global economic system. In the realm of social reality – this social inequality creates a caste system, where one class of workers is pitted against the other for personal gain. Where when one side of the coin gets tainted, the other side shines brightly, putting the society at large in a conundrum. This book examines the function of ‘social inequality’ in a modern world of high-tech guest workers and India’s increasing dependence on exporting people to the labor pool in the global North. This book is titled “Green Carrot – America’s Work Visa Crisis” in recognition of this reality. While Indian workers serving with employers in the United States has been used as a case study, it aims to drive home a point - Should the human migration exports rest only on the economic needs or should they be more focused on the human rights of its workers? Through the book an attempt is made to explore the politics of the debate over immigration and trade policies between India and the United States. The book examines closely the cultural factors associated with the brokerage of intellectual capital and rights to intellectual property - two distinct yet, vulnerable areas in the political debate on immigration reform. The book examines body shopping as a business model that promotes the brokerage of intellectual capital and ends with the need for innovation, bringing focus on generating intellectual property. The book begins with examining what it means to be an indentured guest worker in labor bondage with a foreign employer - how immigration status is used to keep people vulnerable, to criminalize them and punish them when they try to improve their conditions. The narrative travels to examine how the visa status is used to control the movement of its foreign employee and how the ‘brokerage of intellectual capital’ allows subjugation for personal gain and its consequences on family life. The book traces back in history to explore America’s dependence on foreign labor and examines how the present day system of body shopping infact creates an economic system that benefit from the changes causing displacement, and also benefits from the labor displacement produces, especially those on the foreign work visas. It traces the development of the employer lobby set up to win expansion of the work visa programs. How the immigration policies have all but been about low salaries for foreign workers, excluding the local workers from competing for jobs thus dividing the workforces Finally the book suggests some alternatives, always the hardest part in the immigration debate. It concentrates on some of the most progressive ideas, which have been put forward by immigration and human rights activists.

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

By David Bacon
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For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Illegal People explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society.

Through interviews and on-the-spot reporting from both impoverished communities abroad and American immigrant workplaces and neighborhoods, Bacon shows how the United States’ trade and economic policy abroad, in seeking to create a favorable investment climate for large corporations, creates conditions to displace communities and set migration into motion. Trade policy and immigration are intimately linked, Bacon argues, and are, in fact, elements of a single economic system.

In particular, he analyzes NAFTA’s corporate tilt as a cause of displacement and migration from Mexico and shows how criminalizing immigrant labor benefits employers. For example, Bacon explains that, pre-NAFTA, Oaxacan corn farmers received subsidies for their crops. State-owned CONASUPO markets turned the corn into tortillas and sold them, along with milk and other basic foodstuffs, at low, subsidized prices in cities. Post-NAFTA, several things happened: the Mexican government was forced to end its subsidies for corn, which meant that farmers couldn’t afford to produce it; the CONASUPO system was dissolved; and cheap U.S. corn flooded the Mexican market, driving the price of corn sharply down. Because Oaxacan farming families can’t sell enough corn to buy food and supplies, many thousands migrate every year, making the perilous journey over the border into the United States only to be labeled “illegal” and to find that working itself has become, for them, a crime.

Bacon powerfully traces the development of illegal status back to slavery and shows the human cost of treating the indispensable labor of millions of migrants—and the migrants themselves—as illegal. Illegal People argues for a sea change in the way we think, debate, and legislate around issues of migration and globalization, making a compelling case for why we need to consider immigration and migration from a globalized human rights perspective.

“David Bacon is the conscience of American journalism; an extraordinary social documentarist in the rugged humanist tradition of Dorothea Lange, Carey McWilliams, and Ernesto Galarza.” —Mike Davis, author of No One Is Illegal

“Illegal People documents how undocumented workers have become the world’s most exploited workforce—subject to raids and arrests, forced to work at low pay and under miserable conditions, and prevented from organizing on their own behalf. In this richly reported book, David Bacon makes a powerful case for the centrality of ‘illegals’—of all nationalities—in the global struggle for economic justice.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

“David Bacon’s book brings us the reality of the deplorable conditions under which immigrants live when they get here. David also demonstrates that there is hope, and we can win something better, today, not just for immigrants, but for all working people. We just have to commit ourselves to make the policy changes that create these unacceptable conditions. ?Sí Se Puede!” —Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

“Read this book to understand why we must stop uprooting people abroad and how we can ensure rights and jobs for all people in this country. Bacon’s book highlights the real value of a comprehensive approach to immigration reform, which America supports!” —Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

“In clear and comppelling language, Bacon connects the dots between trade, migration and the maldistribution of wealth. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the cynical politics and human costs of the corporate protection racket we call globalization.” —Jeff Faux, distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Global Class War

“This new and urgently needed rethinking of the global economy and migration is a unique roadmap, showing not only how we arrived at our current immigration debate impasse but outlining the possibilities for what lies ahead.” —Raj Jayadev, journalist, organizer, and executive director of Silicon Valley De-Bug

“As he has before with both pen and camera, Bacon reminds us that we’re all in this together—and that organizing to reject divisive racism and nativism both celebrates our common humanity and promotes a twenty-first-century vision of global citizenship.” —John W. Wilhelm, presideent/Hospitality Industry, UNITE HERE

“Illegal Peopleeeee is like a fine Oaxacan tapestry woven ever so carefully with the human face of the main protagonist of the immigration dynamic—the mighty migrant laborer.” —Nativo V. Lopez, national president of Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the Mexican American Political Association

Americanisms

By Rajiv Dabhadkar
Paperback – 2005

American Work Permit - Official Rules and Regulations of the American Work Visa: H-1B and L1 Visa

By Rajiv Dabhadkar
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Business Week

McGraw-Hill, 2009
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Nanyachi Dusari Baju

Dr. Manik Kher
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The National Organization for Software and Technology Professionals (NOSTOPS)

    Since 2004, The National Organization for Software and Technology Professionals (NOSTOPS) has been performing the public outreach function as being an advocacy organization with a focus on “wage discrimination” and “worker rights against employer abuse” of Indian workers while in the United States on the guest worker visas. NOSTOPS has been on the forefront and has been vocal on the issues that affect knowledge workers and has built awareness to the issues leading to the digital divide between the working class. Being vocal about the issues faced by Indian knowledge workers overseas, has been an attempt to change the perception of the Indian talent earnestly sought by foreign employers. Have testified in the US Congress documenting instances of fraud and abuse of foreign workers and the related immigration policies that govern people movement. Helped document proposals that aimed to minimize fraud and abuse prevention, leading to the drafting of the “Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007”. Research done on the knowledge worker migration issues has been cited by the US Homeland Security as well as the UK Border Agency. As an H1B policy researcher, viewpoints are quoted regularly in the media.

    Professional Registry Of Verified Employees (PROVE)

    PROVE is a derivative of NOSTOPS and has evolved after a decade, as a solution centric approach to the outward migration of knowledge capital from India. Based on a service model, PROVE is an Open Value network that measures the identity and reputation of its members.


    PROVE is a vibrant community of work visa seekers and over half a million foreign recruiter employers from the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Australia.


    PROVE aims to be a platform to facilitate circular migration of Indian talent to and from these geographies. Besides cross verification of workers in India as well as employers abroad, PROVE also offers a decentralized database of country specific foreign employers / recruiters, being curated and put up online as part of the user engagement efforts.


    The primary focus of PROVE is to position itself as an accelerator, which eventually evolves into an ecosystem where International employers directly handshake with Indian Talent! With 50% of the population below 25 years of age & 65% below 35, India’s demographic dividend is unquestionable. The key to effective utilization of this dividend globally, lies in organizing this unorganized international recruitment sector, and PROVE aims to do exactly this! While this disruptive initiative is a surefire win-win for all the stakeholders – the pospective employee, the foreign employer, and the governments – it is the portal’s ability & speed to upscale at a national & global level that will make it an effective game-changer in the space!

Email : rajiv.dabhadkar@gmail.com