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#1 Dec 19, 2011
We are just right where we needs to be making angry hostile comments and demeaning other people who don't look like us while they are educating themselves and becoming graduates and taking the jobs that we are not preparing ourselves to do.
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#3 Dec 19, 2011
Corporate executives in the tech industry have long called for an increase in pliant, lower-cost foreign labor. They argue that the U.S. is failing to produce a sufficient number of talented scientists and engineers. These claims, however, are based upon no actual evidence and do not hold up to scrutiny. Behind the industry’s calls for guest worker programs that attract the “best and brightest” is the reality that U.S. tech companies are cutting wages by discriminating against qualified American workers, with the full complicity of the federal government. Labor market data clearly indicate that the U.S. has no shortage of qualified scientists and engineers, and economic research demonstrates that immigrants do not make any special contribution to innovation. However, the flood of low-wage guest workers harms American workers and may threaten the nation’s future competitiveness.
Skilled guest worker programs are being abused by employers, putting many Americans out of work and denying opportunities to millions of others. Even with unemployment at a 30-year high, corporate executives who use foreign workers to suppress wages in the tech industry have found support on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
There is no evidence that there is, or will exist in the foreseeable future, a shortage of qualified native-born scientists and engineers in the United States.
The glut of science and engineering (S&E) degree holders in the United States has caused many S&E graduates to seek work in other fields. Less than one-third of S&E degree holders are working in a field closely related to their degree, while 65 percent are either employed in or training for a career in another field within two years of graduating.
Wages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations have not kept pace with those of other college graduates, and in some occupations have actually decreased.
The Government Accountability Office found that some U.S. employers acknowledged that “H-1B workers were often prepared to work for less money than U.S. workers” and this factored into the employers’ hiring decision.
Nearly 675,000 H-1B and L-1 visa holders were approved for work in the United States in 2009.
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has never initiated an investigation to ensure that employers are properly paying their H-1B workers.
94 percent of H-1B petitions were approved between 2000 and 2009.
In 2008, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found that 21 percent of H-1B petitions contained a violation.
#4 Dec 19, 2011
This is how they finish off the U.S. They took the manufacturing jobs to China, the mega banks took their jobs to India, now they will bring in educated people to work for one-third of what Americans work for in the good paying white collar jobs. Globalization is the problem, not communism or socialism. Same reason Europe is going under, their manufacturing base went to China too. Italy used to make all of the textiles, it was the fashion capital. Today a lot of the Italian designer clothing is made in China. China has taken a lot of markets over completely. Americans are now faced with having to have 5-8 years of higher education AND then having to compete with people from other countries for jobs. One day the rich will figure out how to outsource legal work. Instead of U.S. lawyers being able to charge $500-1,500 an hour, someone will figure out how to teach people in China U.S. law and then run commericals that you can pay for legal services overseas for one-fourth of what you would pay here. It's a global work force now. If most Americans have low IQs and do not like college, the U.S. is sure to fully collapse, to become a third world country. The mega banks do business with the new middle class in China, not here with us.
#5 Dec 19, 2011
(January 2011) In an article in the journal Demography, Vanderbilt University professor Mariano Sana reported that the ratio of foreign-born to U.S.-born scientists and engineers doubled in little more than a decade (see figure).1 In 1994, there were 6.2 U.S.-born workers for every foreign-born worker in science and engineering occupations. By 2006, the ratio was 3.1 to 1. More than 60 percent of foreign-born scientists and engineers in the United States in 2009 were from Asia, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by PRB. Nearly one-fourth were from India, with another one-fifth from China, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Foreign-born residents not only expanded the U.S. high-tech workforce but helped start new businesses that have generated billions in revenue and hired tens of thousands of workers. Foreign-born entrepreneurs helped start one-fourth of all new U.S. engineering and technology business established between 1995 and 2005, including Google and eBay. In high-tech Silicon Valley, California, more than one-half of business start-ups over that period involved a foreign-born scientist or engineer; one-fourth included an Indian or Chinese immigrant.2
#6 Dec 19, 2011
A Profile of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers
NSF 07-324 | June 2007 | PDF
Over the past decade, both the U.S. college-educated workforce and the science and engineering (S&E) workforce have grown dramatically (NSF/SRS 2005). An important factor in that growth has been immigration: in 2003, of the 21.6 million scientists and engineers in the United States, 16%(3,352,000) were immigrants. Although it is simple to classify all of these individuals together under one label, doing so masks the great diversity within the group. It includes individuals from every continent in the world including those who came to the United States as infants, as well as those who came when they were well into their professional careers. It also includes those who were fully educated in the United States, some who were fully educated abroad, and some with a combination of degrees earned in the United States and abroad.
This InfoBrief describes some of this group's major characteristics in 2003 and presents an analysis of reasons reported by immigrant scientists and engineers for first coming to the United States for 6 months or longer.
In 2003, almost two-thirds (64%) of U.S. immigrant scientists and engineers were naturalized citizens, compared with 40% of the overall U.S. immigrant population (U.S. Census Bureau 2001), and another 11% were temporary residents (table 1). Three-fourths of all immigrant scientists and engineers were born in Asia or Europe (56% and 19%, respectively). Individuals born in Central America (including Mexico), the Caribbean, and South America account for another 15%
Scientists engineers working in USA are increasingly likely to be foreign-born
#7 Dec 19, 2011
Same chit, different day by the spammer NYC, Philly and USA.
#8 Dec 19, 2011
different day different news what to don't read it ? Call it chit if you would fill better
#9 Jan 16, 2012
They are educating themselves on my back and illegals have the highest drop out rate. A stupid waste of my money.
Great to welcome those who have something to contribute to our country just like every other country does.
Insanity to allow those with a 4th grade educacation to come here and take, take, take; just like every other country doesn't import poverty.
Illegals have the highest drop out High school rate compared to blacks and whites.
Their so-called Mexican-American studies taught hate, victimization, and a welfare mentality.
How can you have a Mexican-American class that ignores the Revolutionary war and the US constitution?
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