Does H-1b Expansion Mean Gender Bias?
August 08, 2007, 03:23 PM
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Mary Brandel writes in Computerworld:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of women in the IT profession today has dropped to 26.1% from 28.9% in 2001. And the future looks even worse: According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), just 21% of computer science degrees go to women today, compared with 37% in 1985.

Something the article just didn't go into:H-1b/L-1 workers are overwhelmingly male. That is just who employers get when they select for workers willing to take the risks of going to a new culture and nation. Also, a lot of those folks come from cultures with a very different attitude towards women than any European culture or the US.

H-1b expansion in particular meant that those US managers who had really good contacts in places like India or China, would up looking really good-and are now more likely to be senior managers in major 'US' tech companies.

I wonder how long it will take groups like the National Organization for Women to realize that supporting open borders is like slitting their own throats?