Ephraim Schwartz writes
at Infoworld (quoting the major presidential candidates):
"I also want to reaffirm my commitment to the H-1B visa program and to increase the current cap. Foreign skilled workers contribute greatly to our technological development. That is well understood in Silicon Valley."John McCain
"I will continue to support H-1B visas, but, Iâ€™m telling you, the American people`s priority is, either rightly or wrongly, and we live in a democracy, is that we secure the borders first."Barack Obama
"We can do better than that and go a long way toward meeting industryâ€™s need for skilled workers with Americans. Until we have achieved that, I will support a temporary increase in the H-1B visa program as a stopgap measure until we can reform our immigration system comprehensively."
In 2004, Ralph Nader was quoted
by Rob Sanchez as saying:
I don`t believe in giving visas to software people from the Third World when we have got all kinds of unemployed software people here.