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  •  20 years in the IT field and I too cannot find... (9+ / 0-)

    work at a respectable wage in my profession.

    Yeah..  Tell me all about how there aren't skilled IT people in this country.  


    I could produce a list of 6 good friends and associates off the top of my head that are ready and willing to go back to their profession but cannot find work in the IT field.  In my area of the country, jobs are all of a sudden popping up wanting to compensate $11 - $14 dollars an hour to do IT work that at one time paid at least an entry level salary of 35K/year.  


    This hiring of technical foreign workers who will "work for food" will end up biting this country in the back end in a major way:  It will be us who will be regarded in the eyes of the other advanced modern industrial countries as "Third World", and backwards when it comes to our technical abilities and skills in the very near future.......

    "Don't Let Your Mouth Write A Check, That Your Butt Can't Cash."

    by LamontCranston on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 09:37:21 AM PDT

    •  It'll bite you and me. It'll increase profits (2+ / 0-)
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      IT Professional, Mannie

      in Silicon Valley.

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:24:00 PM PDT

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    •  Not only that - theft of intellectual property (1+ / 0-)
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      has happened by many H-1Bs. They come here to steal intellectual property, and take it home.

      And those attacks on American IT from China? Many of them are probably enhanced by Chinese who learned stuff here, and took it home.

      China and India are NOT our friends. They are our enemies. Why are we employing the enemy instead of our own children?

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