Immigration reform advocates hit the hill with studies

Eager to revive House GOP interest in immigration reform before the August congressional recess, advocates for reform put out a slew of new studies Thursday.

One posits that the short supply of H-1B temporary workers negatively affects tech job creation and wage growth for American workers, even those without college degrees.

The study from the Partnership for a New American Economy, an advocacy group that is for comprehensive immigration reform, looked at cities that suffered the biggest “H-1B shock,” the authors’ term for the opportunity costs of restrictions on the H-1B lotteries.

In 2007 and 2008, New York, northern New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Chicago were some of the cities that missed out on a tech industry growth spurt because of the visa restrictions, according to the study. The negative effect on San Jose and San Francisco in those years was smaller.

Another study by the National Foundation for American Policy says that immigrants are increasingly playing key roles in science and engineering. Another paper by the same organization breaks down the differences between the Senate immigration bill, which passed last year, and the House bill.

Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post conservative columnist, warned that if the GOP does nothing, it will play to the Democrats hand.

Instead, Republicans should latch on to the high-skilled visa reform proposals, which she calls good conservative policy. Add reforms for so-called Dream Act kids, and you have a package that Democrats will find hard to attack, she says.

Above: The Capitol Building. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

 

 

 

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  • Stop Treason

    There is NO LABOR Shortage! Never EVER has been!
    Just a shortage of slave workers willing to to slave non-stop for Free for the Rich!

  • Rock Rider

    send any illegal invader and all of their supporters to prison for life!….traitors!

    • Sane Indn

      I understand your pain. Unfortunately for you, this is a democracy and every citizen has the right to his views and hence don’t qualify as traitor if their view is different than yours.

  • Stop Treason

    Under the category of “You can’t make this stuff up! “.
    More Treason and sellout of all Americans by Veteran Repukes:
    Please Youtube: “John McCain & Meg Whitman on H-1B Visas”
    Go on I triple dare all of you to youtube.

  • amberdru
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  • Stop Treason

    What’s the punishment for Treason in most counties? Very Slow Death!
    Come on America: Lets start all the trials. We find all the CEO’s Guilty!
    Where is the burning oil?

  • Stop Treason

    If as AMERICANS WE don’t Stick Together to STOP this Madness by Both crooked parties to allow Millions more cheap cheap H-1B scabs and illegal Aliens immigrants to invade then:
    Please write this down and Mark my Words! Within 5 years from today! Very few Americans will have a Job, those who have a job will be working over 60 Hours a week, 7 days a week just like in China Mexico and India. Most of the job will be filled by cheap cheap H-1B/L1 Illegal Alien Scabs. There will be no more days off for ANY reason especially on the weekend. Thanksgiving and Christmas Will be full work days! Every job will be required to be Multilingual and school will be required to teach Hindi, Chinese and Spanish! For all who thought that the Klan was ans is Racist! Wait till you have work in any way with any Indian, Chinese or Latino! The end of United states of America as we know it was started by Reagan and gang, continued by Clintons and very heavily by BUSH 2 and Obama has followed suit! So its a done deal!

    • Sane Indn

      Good lord! My friend, people who are here legally are from countries where they get more holidays than in the US. They pay taxes that benefits the citizens and veterans while they themselves are not eligible for benefits such as unemployment support.

      Additionally, in a society plagued by “credit”, they are the “middle class” people with good financial discipline and bank balance. Provide them some stability by cutting them loose from “employer dependency” (H1-B/L1 et al) and the 1 % no longer controls them. Subsequently, we will see a rise in real estate and other business investments with their new found stability in US to pursue their dream like any american. That will be good for the entire economy.

      As mentioned in the article, support for people who are here legally will benefit american citizens and republicans; and a policy that no one will dare say is bad.

      • EmpressL

        NOPE! They will drain Social Services and the educational system:

        Welfare use by Immigrant Households with Children. States where the immigrant households with children have the highest use rates are Arizona (62%) Texas, California and New York (61%) each and Pennsylvania(59%).The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined.

        http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/confirmed-majority-/of-illegal-immigrants-receive-government-welfare

        To educate 1 child costs $12,000. FOr 13 years (KP-12) = $156,000
        There are 6,000,000 kids here belonging to unauthorized citizens of other countries here illegally.

        6,000,000 X $156,000 = $936,000,000,000.

        Some people know basic math and can actually apply it!

        • Sane Indn

          Your argument is inherently flawed because you are categorizing all immigrants as leeches that suck on welfare fund. And I agree when you say “some people know basic math and can apply it” – because our education system is such that our kids are ranked around 130th in the world – way way below India and China. So you are right, I’m talking about “some” of our kids being able to go beyond “basic” math skills. How? – by leveraging what we have – immigrants who are majors in science and math in our educational system. If we have that resource, why not use it to improve our own system and ensure a steady supply of well trained science and math grads?

          Please read the rebuttal properly before commenting – those H1-B visa holders and their families (born US citizens), who are here legally work and contribute without availing any benefit in return. So you are WRONG in generalizing them as “immigrants” along with undocumented aliens. The stats you provided goes with the same erroneous assumption.

          • EmpressL

            I have facts YOU have flaws!!!! Some facts you NEED:
            16% (Hispanic) of the US population is responsible for 1/2 the US growth
            http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/03/24/hispanics-account-for-more-than-half-of-nations-growth-in-past-decade/

            53% of Hispanic women have illegitimate births
            http://www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/disapprove-of-single-mothers/

            $38,039 The median income of Hispanic households in 2009. 81% of illegals are Hispanic

            The Congressional Budget office (CBO) estimates Household in the bottom quintile received $29,015 in benefits & paid $4,251 in Federal, state and local taxes. (Income $20,262 mean $11,239)

            In the second quintile household received $24,709 in benefits & paid $9,524 in Federal, state and local taxes. (income top $38,520 mean $29,204 )

            When legalized they will CONSUME 3-7 TIMES in Social Services (like WIC, TANF, SNAP, Welfare, Supplemental Housing, Disability, Medicaid) than they contributed in revenue.
            http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/household/

            They are jamming up the schools and lowering our general scores because they can’t learn English: Report by the Migration Policy Institute, 57% of limited English proficient adolescents nationwide are U.S. born. Up to 27 % of all LEP adolescents are members of the 2nd generation, and 30% are 3rd generation, meaning that many students educated exclusively in U.S. still can’t speak English fluently. The 3rd generation is DUMBER then the second.
            http://www.proenglish.org/projects/english-a-immigration.html#sthash.zNiYJWiF.dpuf

          • Sane Indn

            Ok read what I have written again please – my argument was about you categorizing “all immigrants” as “illegals” and leeches on welfare. That is a FLAWED assumption! You are just throwing statistics for “one side” of the immigrant story.

            There are also a significant population of “legal” immigrants working in US (legally), paying taxes and waiting in line (stuck in bureaucracy) patiently for more than a decade. That includes doctors, scientists, lawyers and programmers. These people are taxed without representation or benefits. And our nation created the laws of immigration and these lives along with their families are stuck in it. Hence there is a need to resolve that. Hope you understand the crux of my argument or continue your pointless rant.

          • EmpressL

            I have no beef with Controlled Legal Immigrants as they are a part of our policy.

            You make FLAWED statements. Because you have no facts. They will never pay sufficient taxes.
            LEGAL IMMIGRANTS: READ AND MAKE an attempt to assimilate. They will CONSUME 3-7 TIMES in Social Services than they paid in taxes.

            Only 183,000 immigrants were doctors out of about 1M
            http://www.workingimmigrants.com/2006/03/immigration_of_medical_doctors.html

            It will be no big loss. Only 3% are in farming. the rest squander these jobs: 19% of illegal workers were employed in construction jobs, 15% in production, installation and repair, and 4% in farming. The Pew report also shows that illegal immigrants comprise 17% in cleaning, 14% in construction and 12% in food preparation. Within those categories, unauthorized migrants tend to be concentrated in specific jobs: They represent 36% of all insulation workers, 29% of all roofers and drywall installers, and 27% of all butchers and other food-processing workers. These are the domestic jobs that displaced 8,300,000 US CITIZENS.

            http://www.pewhispanic.org/2009/04/14/a-portrait-of-unauthorized-immigrants-in-the-united-states/

            Who do you think were doing these jobs before this:
            From 1999 – 2009 80% to 85% of Mexicans had been in the U.S. for less than a decade.

            http://www.pewhispanic.org/2009/07/22/mexican-immigrants-how-many-come-how-many-leave/

  • Ver Acity

    Lets have simple law updates of the legal system for lawful immigrants, and lets fully enforce our laws for illegal migrants. Two separate categories and two separate solutions needed.

    • Stop Treason

      Not so fast! “Lets have simple law updates of the legal system for lawful immigrants” that is the “same old same old” “word for word” dietrad Crapola from largest immigration lobby for unlimited immigration and open borders by the use of H-1B/L1, J1, TN and other types of so called work visas which are being used daily to REPLACE American Workers all over the U.S by all American Corporations, Specially Tech companies.
      Microsoft, Apple, IBM, HP, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Intel and all the Tech Companies Must STOP Replacing all their highly Skilled American workers with Cheap Cheap H-1B/L1 Scabs from the Tenth World! Hire American and we will Buy American Else it’s Treason and we are Doomed!

      .

  • Stop Treason

    All thanks to Reagan Trickle down and Deregulation. Since 1981 Greedy Corporate America Rules. Corporate America hates all hard working, Honest and Highly Skilled Americans.
    Corporate America is very Deeply Addicted to Cheap Cheap H-1B/L1 Scabs and has been in a process to Replace ALL their very hard working, Honest and Highly Skilled Americans with the Cheap Cheap H-1B/L1 Fraudy Thug Scabs

    • Tom Paine

      boo hoo hoo, it’s all their fault.

  • Greg Weir

    Why are open-border advocates continually trying to ‘soft-sell’ us on the (false) benefit of granting amnesty (aka ‘immigration-reform’) to hordes of impoverished, illiterate, unskilled, diseased, freeloading and lawless illegal aliens here in this country when those of us who live in places like Southern CA know differently?
    It’s time to enforce ALL our immigration laws, and quit allowing them in, or to stay once they’re caught. They ALL need to be DEPORTED, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

    • Jackie Turner

      Just because you can get on the internet and call people names does not make you right nor make people hear your point. All you have accomplished is to make someone “who was almost me” call you names back and tell you were you can go. Luckily i have outgrown that childish behavior and suggest you republicans do the same or you will always be losers. ijs

      • Weihan Xingqi

        CFR / LA RAZA TROLL!

      • Lance Sjogren

        Just because an occasional immigration reform advocate uses inflammatory language does not win the debate for you. In fact, since the vast majority of the hate speech on this issue comes from the open borders advocates, if lack of civility determined which side is wrong, your side would lose hands down.

  • Stop Treason

    If You’re Not Angry, You’re Not Paying Attention, Health Care and the downshift in the US Economy are all related to the Biggest problem facing the US, It’s FORCE UNEMPLOYMENT!!!! of Americans. Dah! And the real Truth behind the mass US Unemployment in every industry! Is (The Cheap Cheap H-1B/L1 Labor Visas) and the Very Very Greedy 1%. No matter what or who gets elected: Outsourcing or In-Sourcing! NOTHING! I Repeat NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE when it comes to Americans being replaced with cheap cheap H-1B/L1 scabs. Jobs are not just going overseas, they are going to Cheap Cheap H-1B/L1 Scabs who are from overseas.

    • Matt R

      Hey buddy, go to dice.com and try to land a job. If u r not qualified get trained in on of the latest technologies, don’t spew hatred without knowing reality. I know cases in which high paying jobs gone to h1bs because we were not able to find qualified US citizens…

      • EmpressL

        LIE: Moreover, if the skills were in short supply, salaries would be bid up, not down, and the 36% of those who graduated in 2011 with a doctorate degree in engineering would not have been left unemployed. The National Science Foundation’s report, “Doctorate Recipients From U.S. Universities,” says that only 64% of the Ph.D. engineering graduates found a pay check.
        http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/05/28/h1b-visa-high-tech-workers-afl-cio-editorials-debates/2367769/

        “And the more you dig into the idea that we need to hugely expand the number of employer-based temporary worker visas for tech companies, the more you uncover the truth: This Immigration Bill is about powerful companies pursuing lower wages.

        We worry about corporations firing or passing over qualified American workers in order to import temporary foreign workers at lower wages.

        We worry about a declining middle class as corporate profits reach record highs.

        AMERICANS aren’t looking for handouts. We aren’t looking to be hired for jobs for which we lack essential qualifications. We just want a fair chance to use the skills we have earned — often at the cost of huge student loans — to work our way into the middle-class jobs of the future – remember the AMERICAN DREAM.”

        Trumka AFL-CIO on VISAS in the “Reform Immigration Bill”
        http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/05/28/h1b-visa-high-tech-workers-afl-cio-editorials-debates/2367769/

        • Matt R

          I agree with stats, but you are comparing apples to oranges. In IT programmer openings do not need a phd in engineering. Doctorates in engineering are required in high end manufacturing and research. Howw they can find job in programming ? Field in which most of the H1b visas are issued …

          • EmpressL

            No matter what job they’re doing they could have found a US citizen but instead replaced them.

          • Matt R

            How come I was unable to find ?, even after 6 months dice ads…

    • ProtectAmericanJobs

      Nowadays it’s obviously not about being either lazy or uneducated as many try to profess, but about wages, expenses and regulations in many other countries that are not even remotely close to the wages, expenses and regulations in our country.

      Over the last 25-years, our government has allowed our country’s industries to get sucked out to countries like Communist China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away tax-paying Americans jobs and drive down wages.

      The outsourcing is not just limited to unskilled and skilled blue-collar manufacturing jobs either. It’s also impacting white-collar jobs like, plant managers, engineers, IT jobs, purchasing, customer service, etc……….. being outsourced to India, China…………….. When will it stop?

      Foreigners will be coming here and buying our houses after we all foreclose. They’ll also be taking over our government too, after it defaults from lack income tax revenue, due to businesses in the USA shutting down and or US jobs being outsourced and everyone being out of work.

      Just the other day a friend that works in the IT department of a major paint company found out that 90% of their IT department in the USA is being laid off and will be replaced by IT techs in India. He has until February and he’s gone, but not until he helps train and transition the job to those that are replacing him.

      This summer I learned from a highly educated engineer that their company had recently displaced 100 of their 105 engineers here in the USA by replacing them with engineers in India. He was fortunate enough to be one of the 5 out 105 American engineers that they kept.

      This is eventually going to effect even the few idiotic disloyal Americans who are still championing outsourcing.

      It’s all about cheaper employees.

      Our leaders better wake up and put some sensible measures in to stem the tide or this is going to have a devastating effect on America and the American citizens.

  • Weihan Xingqi

    LISTEN for a change to the American People: ILLEGALS GO HOME! We have had
    enough of your outrageous demands for everything under the sun including citizenship! You have all but destroyed our way of life, and enough is enough!
American Citizens – become active!
    CALL CONGRESS at the switchboard 202-224-3121 and the White House at (202)
    456-1111

    Demand NO AMNESTY! NO LEGALIZATION! NO PATHWAY TO
    CITIZENSHIP!

  • merkle

    there is no such thing as immigration reform that would assume that the current laws are being enforced, and they are for everyone else except our Hispanic brothers and sisters. our gov’t is not enforcing any of the statutes on the books so there is nothing to reform except the slugs in congress and the white house. ask Africans and Asians if we are enforcing the immigration laws……this is all about drone democratic voters and the rise of leftist statists. it is a obtuse to talk about reform when what we are really discussing is demographic manipulation.

  • Htimez2

    Michelle stick to tech, you shouldn’t be commenting on immigration since you obvious do not quite grasp the consequences of letting 20 million criminals stay here.

  • bolky

    We don’t need immigration reform. All we need is for our law enforcement agencies (yes, ALL of them) to just enforce the laws already on the books. There are already enough effective laws to stop illegal immigration dead in it’s tracks. If they won’t enforce current law, they won’t enforce any new laws either.

    In the 1986 Reagan amnesty, the illegals got their amnesty but U.S. citizens never got much in the way of enforcement. Every time someone came up with an effective way to deport illegal aliens, our government and special interests stifled their efforts.

    Just remember, when Reagan enacted amnesty, Hispanics never warmed up to the Republican party. I Hope Republicans aren’t suckered into this trap again. If they do get suckered, they deserve to be banished into political obscurity which is exactly what will happen with 20 million new undocumented Democrats (plus chain migration) being given citizenship. Not to mention the competition for employment this will create in Obama’s lousy economy.

    The GOP has a lot to offer the Hispanic (American) community, compromising on the rule of law and the disregard & disrespect of our constitution and sovereignty should not be a part of that discussion.

  • jjr5268

    H1B visa’s are not what the politicians consider as part of immigration. They are only focused on amnesty for the criminal illegal illiterate dirt poor invaders.

    They also fail to realize that the illegals will never assimilate nor will they follow any other US law they do not like.

    Amnesty has no benefit to any actual US citizen.

    • Jonas

      …the criminal illegal illiterate dirt poor invaders.
      ======
      Yeah, that’s how we do it! That’s the way to solve the problem. Let’s spread hate and for sure the problem will go away. Pathetic.

      • Lance Sjogren

        Agree completely Jones. It is one thing to speak honestly about the fact that the presence of millions of illegal aliens in the US is detrimental to the economy and public good. It is a whole different thing to denigrate illegal aliens on an individual level, as well as to blame them for a problem for which craven politicians are responsible.

        • EmpressL

          I agree! It’s our politicians we should be slamming.

  • disqus_m9rOdQZZW1

    Michelle quinn just shut your piehole now.

  • Bteri

    If the immigration debate was JUST about H1B visas this would have been resolved a long time ago as there is strong mutual agreement that skilled immigrations, particularly those educated in the states is a good thing for the country.

    HOWEVER this jewel, one of the few for the country in the immigration debate, is smothered by all of the millions of illegals costing taxpayers billions that are a financial drain on our country, that hurt the job market for citizens that is the impediment to real reform. That, and a sitting President that proved just this week (AGAIN) that he can not be trusted to do whats in the best interests of the US or to enforce ALL US laws.

    Therefore all Republicans, establishment and conservative alike would be fools to trust negotiations of immigration legislation with Barack Obama. There is ZERO chance any real border and VISA enforcement provisions would be implemented. Strong majorities of Americans (like me) want real reform, but only if the borders and VISA program are truly secured so we know and approve of who gets into our country- that would never happen with Barack Obama in the White House.

    • Jonas

      That, and a sitting President that proved just this week (AGAIN) that he can not be trusted to do whats in the best interests of the US or to enforce ALL US laws…
      ========
      So, it was Obama’s fault that we now have 12+ million illegals in the country? If we keep on finger-pointing and doing the “it wasn’t me” attitude, we’ll never be able to solve this immigration mess.
      When we start to see the problems with our Republican or Democratic eyes we’ll never figure out how we can untangle the mess around us. When we allow politics to creep in on the debate we’ll go ’round endlessly in circles because we’d like to preserve each other’s personal and political instead of the nation’s interest.
      Sadly, that’s what we have been doing for decades and look what we ended up with? 12+ million illegals. Do we want to keep on doing that ’til they reach 120+ million?

      • Lance Sjogren

        You shouldn’t single out Obama though. Most Republican prospects for President would be equally untrustworthy.

    • EmpressL

      It’s not a good thing when they replace US workers who are overeducated and out of work!

  • Endo Alley

    If all the immigrants want is a job, and if firms need the employees because they can’t find them domestically, (which may be a dubious assumption) why do we want to give them citizenship and allow them to vote? Figure out a way to give out temporary work visas. Citizenship? No.

  • http://forumsforjustice.com/forums/showthread.php?p=211#post211 Forums4Justice

    what others need to know about illegal immigration http://bit.ly/1oXTbej
    #p2 #tcot #NoAmnesty #NoLegalization
    help educate the voters

  • JimmyBiden

    “Another study by the National Foundation for American Policy says that immigrants are increasingly playing key roles in science and engineering.”
    I had to laugh when I read this sentence. What “immigrants” are you talking about? The 12 million in the country illegally. The massive group of children who recently flooded the border. Legal immigrants or those with H1B visas. Or those illegal who are in the many Latino gangs running amok throughout the U.S.
    This is the problem of labeling even illegal immigrants as just plain immigrants. I met a guy from Germany who is running a company here in the U.S. and he’s an immigrant but hardly in the same position as the Mexican with an eight grade education crossing the border illegally. Yet they are both immigrants.
    It is a PC deception that mixes the good with the bad, the legal with the illegal, to blur the issue for everyone. We need to be specific about just whom we are talking about when we talk about immigrants. Because certainly, if Mexican illegal immigrants were “playing key roles in science and engineering” the Mexican government would not let them leave the country.

  • EmpressL

    Silicon is lying to itself: Obviously, If skilled employees were in short supply, they would not be laid off. Moreover, if the skills were in short supply, salaries would be bid up, not down, and the 36% of those who graduated in 2011 with a doctorate degree in engineering would not have been left unemployed. The National Science Foundation’s report, “Doctorate Recipients From U.S. Universities,” says that only 64% of the Ph.D. engineering graduates found a pay check. Thank you VISA program.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/05/28/h1b-visa-high-tech-workers-afl-cio-editorials-debates/2367769/

    So here we are, 20 years later, having much the same debate and being offered much the same deal. http://www.humanevents.com/2006/12/13/reagan-would-not-repeat-amnesty-mistake/

  • ProtectAmericanJobs

    Seems like we give better care to uninsured illegal aliens in this country than we give to our own veterans.

    Our veterans need to have access to private hospitals, whenever they need it because the VA hospitals are normally backed up, full of red tape and the quality of the care usually does not compare to the private facilities.

    We should be taking care of our American veterans way before we …even think about doing anything for the illegal aliens who should not even be in our country in the first place.

    Hey – And how about hiring some of our unemployed veterans as additional border patrol officers, ICE and INS agents? Cause Lord knows, we need to do a better job of protecting our southern border and getting control of our illegal alien problem.

  • ProtectAmericanJobs

    Nowadays it’s obviously not about being either lazy or uneducated as many try to profess, but about wages, expenses and regulations in many other countries that are not even remotely close to the wages, expenses and regulations in our country.

    Over the last 25-years, our government has allowed our country’s industries to get sucked out to countries like Communist China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away tax-paying Americans jobs and drive down wages.

    The outsourcing is not just limited to unskilled and skilled blue-collar manufacturing jobs either. It’s also impacting white-collar jobs like, plant managers, engineers, IT jobs, purchasing, customer service, etc……….. being outsourced to India, China…………….. When will it stop?

    Foreigners will be coming here and buying our houses after we all foreclose. They’ll also be taking over our government too, after it defaults from lack income tax revenue, due to businesses in the USA shutting down and or US jobs being outsourced and everyone being out of work.

    This is eventually going to effect even the few idiotic disloyal Americans who are still championing outsourcing.

    It’s all about cheaper employees.

    Our leaders better wake up and put some sensible measures in to stem the tide or this is going to have a devastating effect on America and the American citizens.

  • Cucksmasher_14

    Let’s start with “immigration reform” in Israel first so we can reduce jews down to less than 10% of the population by 2100.

  • Michael678

    GAO-11-26 H-1B Visa Program Report, Page 43, Quotes from the report:

    “IT companies have no incentive to retain

    and retrain older workers with the latest skills, since the H-1B program

    provides ready access to young workers with cutting-edge training. While

    companies could use any young, skilled

    workers to lower their labor costs

    in this manner, the H-1B program facilitates the

    practice of displacing older IT workers because it provides an inflow of

    new workers in IT fields that is much larger than would otherwise be

    available to U.S. employers. ”

    “Three researchers we spoke with expressed concern about the

    disincentives that U.S. students face in entering science, technology,

    engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.”

  • Michael678

    Immigration attorneys explains how they assist
    employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT finding any
    qualified US citizen applicants, and the steps they go through to disqualify even
    the most qualified American citizens in order to secure green cards for H-1b
    workers. See what Politicians and corporations really mean by a
    “shortage of skilled U.S. workers.”

  • Michael678

    The primary reason companies do not train US workers.

    Most of the people currently being allowed in on H-1B visas are not
    unusually skilled with rare expertise, evidenced by the following
    statements taken from January 2001 Government Accountabi­­lity Office
    (GAO) Report to Congressio­­nal Committees “H-1B VISA PROGRAM Reforms
    Are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program: “over
    half (54 percent) of the workers with approved LCAs from June 2009
    through July 2010 were categorize­­d as entry-leve­­l positions and were
    paid at the lowest pay grades allowed under the prevailing wage levels”
    “today, the number of H-1B workers approved to enter the United States
    each year “greatly exceeds” the numeric limit establishe­­d by the cap,
    and the majority of applicants are categorize­­d as entry-leve­­l.”
    Entry-leve­­l workers are not unusually skilled with expertise.

    http://www­­.gao.gov/­n­ew.items­/d­1126.pd­f

  • Charles Edward Brown

    We have 20 million Americans out of work and who need jobs now. These idiots want to flood the United States with cheap labor and tell us this is a good thing. We need more jobs and not more immigrants.

 
 
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