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  •  You call this protection: (5+ / 0-)
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    alain2112, kurt, bear83, Mannie, Chi

    United States Department of Labor Strategic Plan
    Fiiscal Years 2006--2011

    H-1B workers may be hired even when a qualified U.S. worker wants the job, and a U.S. worker can be displaced
    from the job in favor of the foreign worker.

    Additionally, the importation of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.

    •  That's not what you had in the diary (4+ / 0-)

      indeed, your "troubling proposal" of giving STEM workers a green card "stapled" to their diploma DOES provide them with protection against exploitative employers - it puts them on a level playing field with US workers.

      I would think that you would think that that is a good thing.

      •  I would be all for it if it was limited (0+ / 0-)

        to the top 10% of the graduating class of a research university.

        Diploma mills such as Phoenix University and other for profit universities are salivating at the windfall they will get at the expense of the U.S. labor force.

    •  Source and context? (0+ / 0-)

      Is that statement prescriptive (they are allowed to do this) or descriptive (this sort of thing can happen under current regulations)?

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:07:44 AM PST

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