High-skill green cards get lame-duck push in Congress

There are 9 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Nov 23, 2012, titled High-skill green cards get lame-duck push in Congress. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

In the first test of a new political climate on immigration reform, the lame-duck House of Representatives is renewing a push to eliminate America's random visa lottery and replace it with a bill favored by thousands of Silicon Valley immigrant workers: one that would give green cards to foreigners with advanced U.S. degrees in science, engineering ... (more)

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Nov 24, 2012
Lame ducks? Lame, period!
AZN

Toronto, Canada

#2 Nov 24, 2012
There are no jobs in America.

Why are green cards still being dished out during a period of high unemployment?

A situation which is getting worse, with no end in sight.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#3 Nov 25, 2012
Will they put in a clause stating that these corporations will have to show proof that an American of the required skill level did not apply for said jobs?
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Seattle, WA

#4 Nov 25, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
Will they put in a clause stating that these corporations will have to show proof that an American of the required skill level did not apply for said jobs?
More like they'll use this ploy to get around the process...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#5 Nov 27, 2012
Quality of Life in the US United States Population & Quality of Life in the US

United States of America

Population Change (1980-2008)

Each county on this map is colored based on the increase in population
between the years of 1980 and 2008.

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/maps... \&lid=9&rid=1774&t id=483228\

United States Population Counter

http://www.superteachertools.com/classroom-to...

And to top it off, B.O. wants to grant amnesty to another 12-20 million (wag) illegal aliens.

Add the Chain Migration act and we have a ticking population time bomb!

Three Decades of Mass Immigration

The Legacy of the 1965 Immigration Act

http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.pdf
To Cricket 23

Port Chester, NY

#6 Nov 27, 2012
The Rich love immigration, b/c it increases the amount of employee supply for employer demand.

For any American worker who is not high skilled, they will only receive low wage.

Since: Nov 12

United States

#7 Nov 27, 2012
So is being a talented performer in a burrow show considered highly skilled? How about drug running gang banger? Wellfare breeder? American hating LaRaza member? Or do all of these qualify if They are going to vote democrat?
To Rufus Khan

Port Chester, NY

#8 Nov 27, 2012
Rufus Khan wrote:
So is being a talented performer in a burrow show considered highly skilled? How about drug running gang banger? Wellfare breeder? American hating LaRaza member? Or do all of these qualify if They are going to vote democrat?
They would be classified as non-taxable non-existent income.
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#9 Nov 27, 2012
AZN wrote:
There are no jobs in America.
Why are green cards still being dished out during a period of high unemployment?
A situation which is getting worse, with no end in sight.
Farm workers needed please apply.

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