Senator seeks expanded visas for fore...

Senator seeks expanded visas for foreign high-tech workers

There are 8 comments on the Reuters story from May 15, 2012, titled Senator seeks expanded visas for foreign high-tech workers. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. Senator John Cornyn responds to questions during the Reuters Washington Summit in the Reuters newsroom in Washington, November 7, 2011.

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magadala

Cinebar, WA

#1 May 16, 2012
"Cornyn said his bill would "bolster American competitiveness and provide a stronger foundation for long-term economic growth and job creation" in the United States."

And bla bla bla.... We are on to you now, we know this crap is a bunch of double speak sh+++++!!

Get him out of office yesterday!
magadala

Cinebar, WA

#2 May 16, 2012
Remember when we cultivated our own?

I wonder how many un and underemployed AMERICAN techies who would take these jobs. According to a recent census report, there are more employed foreign born males in US than American males. I believe there is something like a 10% gap.

But don't worry, they aren't taking your jobs, tey are just doing the work you would do for a decent wage!
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 16, 2012
This is how the tech industry commoditizes high-skill jobs and drives wages for those positions down.

IMO, we should not allow a single H1-B into the country until *every* qualified, unemployed person has a job. H1-B requestors should have to prove they cannot find anyone with appropriate skills to do the job they're requesting a visa for.

Enough flooding the labor pool with hungry foreign labor that drive wages down. CEOs would not tolerate it at their level; skilled workers should not have to tolerate it, either.

Since: Jun 11

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#4 May 16, 2012
If any immigrants are allowed in america it should be ppl like this - those with useful skills. They aren't gonna go on welfare.

Too bad our schools don't turn out enough ppl trained in math and science. All we produce are useless liberal arts morons with degrees in oriental literature.
Nationalist

Los Angeles, CA

#5 May 17, 2012
More visas? We just got rid of Lugar over this
crap.

Since: Jul 11

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#6 May 17, 2012
How about this headline:

Senator seeks to train and hire tech savy American high school students via new high-tech training programs in joint venture of the private and public sector.
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#7 May 17, 2012
There are several countries that require employers to prove that they cannot find qualified employees among the native population. The US should do the same. If there are qualified American workers they should be given hiring preference.
Exactly

Saint Louis, MO

#8 May 17, 2012
Publius51 wrote:
How about this headline:
Senator seeks to train and hire tech savy American high school students via new high-tech training programs in joint venture of the private and public sector.
Right on!

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