Recently Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache at CNET.com (a technology website) published a "Grading Congress on high-tech cred
" piece showing how Congressmen voted on issues important to the technology industry. High on the list
for rating of US congressional representatives was
1. For H-1B nonimmigrant visas for skilled workers.
These visas, currently limited at 65,000, are temporary work permits for foreigners in "specialty occupations" with the equivalent of a bachelor`s degree.
Referring to the 1998 vote on H-1b visa expansion. Now is lowering the wages of US tech workers and displacing them with green card seekers really expanding US technological capabilities? I think this article shows an extreme naivete on how there is a difference in the interests of US tech workers
and those of corporate elites.