From: An American Software Engineer [Email him]
I'm a software engineer an I've written to VDARE.com a number of times before about the impact that foreign nationals and visa immigrants have on both the commercial and classified
government technical employment market.
I thought I would bring a very telling article I happened upon tonight to your attention:
6 Chinese Nationals Charged with Stealing US Trade SecretsNewsMax, May 19, 2015Three Chinese nationals who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and three others have been charged with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.Federal prosecutors say Hao Zhang, Wei Pang and Huisui Zhang met at the university and conspired to steal technology from Skyworks Solutions Inc. and Avago technologies soon after graduating in 2006.A 32-page indictment charging the six with economic espionage and trade secret theft was unsealed after Hao Zhang was arrested Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving from China to attend a scientific conference. The five others are believed to be in China.[More]
I find it really funny (not to mention appropriate) that this happens to the same technical companies who lobby the government to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals to come here and undercut their American counterparts even when tech salaries have been stagnant for a decade.
Not only do these technical companies profit from the practice of importing foreign labor with lower paid wages, but the universities also profit given they get foreign students who pay several times the tuition of American students.
The companies then turn around and want international protection from the theft of their intellectual property—IP they developed with cheap foreign labor.
The article goes on to say:
`Federal officials say foreign governments' theft of U.S. technology is one of the biggest threats to the country's economy and national security. They are particularly concerned with China.`
Okay, so given that problem, what are we as a country doing about that? Are we ending the practice of allowing foreign Chinese students to come here to attend U.S. universities and take U.S. tech jobs? I don't think so; in fact, I think that the tech lobby is asking for even more of these types of visas be issued to accommodate their desire to pay lower wages, and the politicians seem to be more than happy to oblige so they can then get their campaign contributions.
To the companies whose intellectual property was stolen from them I have only one thing to say: "Serves you right".