desperate (silicon valley) housewives

The San Francisco Chronicle recently had an interesting story on the large population of housewives in the Bay Area who came to the United States on the coattails of their husbands' H-1B visas, granted to highly skilled professionals to fill jobs at the software companies and technology labs of Silicon Valley: Indian women isolated in Silicon Valley.

While many of them come from highly educated and skilled backgrounds, under the conditions of their H-4 dependent visas, they're not allowed to work here. So they find themselves in the uncomfortable position of social and financial dependency on their husbands, while struggling to adjust to life in a new country. Their situation can be rather demoralizing.

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