A Reader Says The WSJ Is Claiming Gang Of Eight Bill Will Bring In “Best And Brightest” Workers—But Actually They’re Only The Cheapest
July 02, 2013, 12:40 AM
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 From: An Anonymous Talk Radio Listener [Email him]

Gordon Crovitz [Email him]is in the WSJ with a piece called Accept Victory on Immigration [Subscriber link, but see here] | Now is the time to act: The U.S. is losing the global competition for the best and brightest, June 30, 2013, in which he gloats that

For the first time, there would be no limit on immigration for corporate executives, researchers, academics and athletes. Visas would go to any foreign graduate with a job offer and an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering or math from a U.S. university. There would be an entrepreneur visa for foreigners seeking to start companies in the U.S.

This year, the quota for the H-1B visa for high-tech and other skilled workers ran out in less than a week. The Senate bill would raise the limit from 65,000 to 110,000 a year, rising as high as 180,000, depending on demand.

 As usual, the common sense is in the comments.

John Yungton Wrote:

Who knew the future of USA rested on 12 million `best and brightest` immigrants from Mexico. With all the `global competition` for these citizens of the world, maybe we could share 6 or 7 million of them with China, Russia, EU and the Middle East, we don`t have to hog all of the `best and brightest`.

 Richard Tauchar Replied:

 Exactly. This is another WSJ editorial that is written with one eye closed. The writer only sees "skilled immigrants" (including those who merely replace American workers), with a blind eye to all the unskilled immigrants streaming across the unsecured southern border.

 Madelene Teperson Wrote:

Your consistent pro-illegal immigration position is so tiring and stupid. It’s time to cancel this subscription also.

James Fulford writes: As Dr. Norm Matloff has shown repeatedly, the foreign tech workers imported by the WSJ’s advertisers aren’t the best and brightest—just the cheapest.