Turning away talent - our policy of national self-sabotage

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One of the most unjustly neglected films of the past few years is Mike Judge's "Idiocracy." Judge is the genius behind Beavis and Butt-Head, two of the most disgusting creatures on television, and Hank Hill, ...

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Publius

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Apr 14, 2008
 
Our immigration policy ensures that millions of people who are failing in their own countries and have nothing to lose come here illegally without government intervention. OTOH, there are multi-year waiting lists for those who are successful and seek to enter the US legally.
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The Economist magazine wrote:
...most politicians are more interested in bellowing about building walls to keep illegal immigrants out than thinking seriously about the problem (of increasing the availability of H1B visas)...
The number of available H1B visas has nothing whatsoever to do with illegal immigration. Including the above swipe at attempts to secure our borders is nothing more than a gratuitous cheap shot. H1B visas are granted to legal immigrants, not illegals, and despite the tenor of the article, virtually no one objects to the influx of legal immigrants.

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