House panel approves bill increasing H-1B limits

Jun 29, 2013 Full story: PC World 29

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved legislation that would more than double the current skilled immigration H-1B cap with the focus on science and technology workers.

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Level 3

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#21 Jun 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Of course the Democrats has pointed out the cost benefits numerous times.
Here is a report from the non-partisan CBO that shows the Senate bill will reduce the deficit by $900B over the next 20 years. I am surprised you did not see this. It has been widely reported.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
This is the same organization that said Obamacare was quite the bargain, and we have found out just what a bargain it is.
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The CBO can only report on what it is told to report. We are not told what where the set conditions for the report.
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If they were told to report on the cost of defense but to exclude the cost of ships, planes, bases, military benefits and bullets, you will get a CBO report that shows our current military is inexpensively run.
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There is no break down of jobs that the illegals would get. It also excludes the cost of the illegals that will follow. Higher wage growth from what? You will see some wage growth due to inflation but .5% is thin gruel meaning many of these people will remain in poverty and will have to be subsidized through welfare and other benefits. Let us not forget unemployed American citizens, some displaced because of illegal labor, these people will be getting benefits as well. So a former illegal now getting the current minimum of $7.25 will be making $7.61.
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I guess if you do not pay to close attention, the CBO report is just wonderful.
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Maybe the CBO is supporting a plan to drive wages down so low that we can make cars cheaper then China.
Level 3

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#22 Jun 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Of course the Democrats has pointed out the cost benefits numerous times.
Here is a report from the non-partisan CBO that shows the Senate bill will reduce the deficit by $900B over the next 20 years. I am surprised you did not see this. It has been widely reported.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
A few spelling corrections:
This is the same organization that said Obamacare was quite the bargain, and we have found out just what a bargain it is.
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The CBO can only report on what it is told to report. We are not told what were the set conditions for the report.
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If they were told to report on the cost of defense but to exclude the cost of ships, planes, bases, military benefits and bullets, you will get a CBO report that shows our current military is inexpensively run.
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There is no break down of jobs that the illegals would get. It also excludes the cost of the illegals that will follow. Higher wage growth from what? You will see some wage growth due to inflation but .5% is thin gruel meaning many of these people will remain in poverty and will have to be subsidized through welfare and other benefits. Let us not forget unemployed American citizens, some displaced because of illegal labor, these people will be getting benefits as well. So a former illegal now getting the current minimum of $7.25 will be making $7.61.
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I guess if you do not pay to close attention, the CBO report is just wonderful. Maybe the CBO is supporting a plan to drive wages down so low that we can make cars cheaper than in China.
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Additional thought:
The Democrat Senate shows deficits as far as the eye can see. The United States can not go on printing money and at some point the deficit will have to get radically reduced (meaning cuts in programs) as the large scale economic group required may not materialize. What will happen when you have the additional social costs of the now former illegals formally added to the already large deficit?
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Obama has been tap dancing and playing games with the Republicans on the deficit, at some point he's going to have to stop playing politics and deal seriously with the matter.
Level 3

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#23 Jun 29, 2013
The Democrat Senate shows deficits
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Should be: The Democrat Senate *budget plan* shows deficits...
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Pssst- The plan that was announced and buried the same day.
Conscience25_wor k

United States

#24 Jun 29, 2013
If some right here are given a chance, then there will be quite a bit of evidence that most definitely 11 million people are not all uneducated. People are here from various backgrounds and different circumstances. For them to be referred to as.11 million uneducated just speaks of the hatred and scorn towards this group of people. Just remember the earth is the LORD'S and the fulness thereof. Remember many among the
undocumented have a high school education and also college education. Watch your mouths!
nte
Drink the Hive

New York, NY

#26 Jun 29, 2013
I Got Layoff By H-1B By International Peasant'- Thank' 2 Are Leader'...

I'm Not Kidding - I Saw The Reptilian At An AA Meeting...

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NYM8387

United States

#27 Jun 29, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Of course the Democrats has pointed out the cost benefits numerous times.
Here is a report from the non-partisan CBO that shows the Senate bill will reduce the deficit by $900B over the next 20 years. I am surprised you did not see this. It has been widely reported.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
And widely criticized since it says reform will lower wages and increase unemployment.The heritage report makes more sense
spud

Bangor, PA

#28 Jun 30, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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I personally knew people who were on H-B1 a couple years ago and I can tell you it is not bed of roses in fact I am still being thank for my kindness to that individual in her tough times while here.
It's not supposed to be a bed of roses. The whole point of massive legal and illegal immigration as well as allowing outrageous amounts of visas is to flood the labor market and drive labor costs down. These policies only benefit the employers. The American worker, our economy and our national sovereignty are all negatively affected by this invasion. If H1B workers thought their employers wanted them for their quality of work, they have to wake up. This is all about cheap labor with the Democrats gaining an extra electoral bonus by promising illegal aliens, who don't even belong here, free stuff.
Coukie

College Station, TX

#29 Jun 30, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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I personally knew people who were on H-B1 a couple years ago and I can tell you it is not bed of roses in fact I am still being thank for my kindness to that individual in her tough times while here.
We are here on H-1B also and I can say its not always easy , not knowing if we will be able to stay or not, we are on the waiting list for the GC for the last seven years but due to the backlog we still have more then one year to go before we can cal ourselves resident aliens . We pay our taxes and our dues , we love this country as our own, my husband is a skilled worker and I'm a stay at home mom because I can't work (H4) but that's ok cause its the law, but when I reed that after the bill is passed , people who are here illegal can become residents in a heart beat then I'm kinda scratching my head, they going tho raise the H cap? Why? It don't make sense to me! Why not try to take care of the skilled workers who are already here ? Isn't that what they want? Keep the skilled workers here? But no they going to raise the cap and bring more people in , give amnesty to all the illegals which means more visas and more backlog ! In the mean time people who are doing everything by the book are left in the cold..... And are still waiting in insecurity ..... Our many friends don't understand why it's so hard for us to stay indefinite while illegals are going to be given a path to citizenship without years of paperwork to file , years of waiting , so it's to say the least mind blowing for us . Our community doesn't see us as imported as they call it anymore but as friends and citizens and then to know that the government can kick us out at any time is just frustrating.....just saying....thanks for allowing me to spill my guts ! It feels good to get it of my chest
Memo From Turner

Norwich, CT

#30 Jul 1, 2013
NYM8387 wrote:
<quoted text>And widely criticized since it says reform will lower wages and increase unemployment.The heritage report makes more sense
The Heritage report? That is freaking hilarious. The Heritage Foundation used to be called the John Birch Society. Trust me. They would hate you even more then you hate your fellow Hispanics.

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