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Naivete at CNET
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November 06, 2006, 02:50 AM
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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.