Immigration bill would raise cap on high-tech workers

  • Article by: Jim Spencer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2013 - 9:02 PM

A Klobuchar provision allows foreigners for tech jobs Americans can’t fill.

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regionguyApr. 17, 1310:12 PM

I am pleased to see that the current legislation addresses issues with the greencard process, as greencards are better for the US than the H-1B visas. The latter are not given to individual workers, but rather to companies. The company can yank the visa from the individual, who has no recourse; this allows companies to maintain an artificially low labor market. Of the top ten companies applying for the most H-1B visas, EVERY ONE is a major offshorer. Also, H-1B workers can't start companies here, which is often touted as a reason for having immigrants.

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sek2undrstndApr. 18, 1312:16 AM

This is a guise to further erode the pay of middle-class American workers. It first started with low-skill, low wage workers and has no progressed to the high-skill, high-wage worker. Why are they doing this? Because Wall Street demands more profits and since the easiest way to achieve it is by cuttiing labor costs, well...... Who said our Congress was bought and paid for?

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twinsfan1100Apr. 18, 13 3:31 AM

If passed, Amy Klobuchar's fingerprints will be all over the extension of these corrupt work visas. The White House and Congress has granted these work visas to multinational corporations that these multinational corporations use to replace US STEM workers with workers from low cost labor centers primarily in India and Communist China that reduce labor costs. We will NOT forget Klobuchar's betrayal of US STEM workers all across Minnesota and all across America.

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jd55604Apr. 18, 13 8:58 AM

I'm sure these politicians and their cheerleaders in the media will tell us that 90% of Americans support this immigration bill just like they did with yesterdays failed gun control legislation.

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Comment44Apr. 18, 1312:12 PM

A government by the corporations, for the corporations...

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