Bad H-1B Article Eight-Pack
July 26, 2008, 05:00 AM
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So many bad articles about outsourcing and H-1B are published it's not easy to choose the worst ones. Article #5 may be the most insulting, but it's probably not the worst. Article #8 is so stupid it's actually sort of funny.

Article 1: Long wait for scarce visas

Shibu Jose has placed ad after ad in area newspapers and on Web sites seeking tech-savvy workers for his Ellicott City software consulting company. But the resumes he receives are thin. Too often, applicants lack fluency in the complex software-speak he needs to keep his business competitive. For Jose, the H-1B debate is a question of simple business competition. Without the visas, his company cannot thrive, he said.
Article 2: EDS says offshoring great for profitability, promises to continue "
If you can find high-quality talent at a third of the price, it's not too hard to see why you'd do this," says EDS chairman Ron Rittenmeyer.
Article 3: McCain Resumes Talk of Comprehesive Immigration Reform
Surrounded by high-tech entrepreneurs, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said this morning he would expand visas for immigrants at the same time he would propose legislation cracking down on illegal immigration.
Article 4: Immigrants not taking our jobs
Misconception: Immigrants are taking American jobs. So, why don't immigrants take American jobs?
Article 5: Failing grade: U.S. losing its science edge
The Oklahoman Editorial A few years ago, Intel Corp. chief Craig Barrett began speaking with clear urgency about how the United States needs to do a much better job of preparing students for careers in math and science. Barrett said his company would do just fine if it never hired another American because the talent pool elsewhere in the world was plentiful. Turns out, that's even more true today.
Article 6: America cannot afford to drive away talent
Once again, the arbitrary cap on H-1B visas, part of our strident national debate over immigration policy, has played a cruel joke on US competitiveness by needlessly penalising some of our highest-growth industries. Paralysis on immigration policy has created a classic lose-lose situation for our economy. Tens of thousands of talented graduates from all over the world have been "capped out" of the opportunity to work in the US, while American employers are denied access to legions of bright and motivated candidates for employment. It would be difficult to imagine a less rational system.
Article 7: Valuable H-1B Workers Alberta-Bound As Congress Fiddles
Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Alberta are cashing in on the United States' failure to enact a rational immigration policy for skilled workers — they're recruiting H-1B visa holders whose permits are about to expire. Here's what Congress should do to right this ridiculous situation. H-1B workers who have been employed productively in the U.S. for six consecutive years, and who have broken no laws, should be eligible to become permanent residents.
Article 8: Talent Blueprint Project promotes bringing in foreign-born business talent
Benarjie exemplifies more of what Northeast Ohio needs — foreign-born business talent to seed its struggling economy and fill job shortages, says an influential band of Clevelanders. The group of civic leaders and pro-immigration stalwarts seek cash and support for its "Talent Blueprint Project," a multipronged strategy to attract more foreign students, workers and entrepreneurs. ... Santo wants to establish an "H1B City" to lure these workers from tech hot spots like Silicon Valley in California, the Research Triangle in North Carolina and Austin, Texas.