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  •  Why should we? (0+ / 0-)

    A person's a person.  I see no significant difference between an American and a Kuwaiti, a Ugandan, or a Spaniard, an Asian, or a Brazilian.

    •  Yes, you are right .... (5+ / 0-)

      Why should I expect to be able to compete for a job in a country I was born in, served in it's military (with an honorable discharge), paid taxes in it since I was 18.

      Yes you are right, my government should toss me under the bus and make it easier for an employer to bring in a worker from somewhere else, paying them lower than industry standard, use threat of deportation to treat them cruelly.

      Your point makes SO much more sense

      In case you couldn't tell


      Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

      by Mannie on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:08:32 PM PDT

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      •  Where did I say that? (0+ / 0-)

        I quite clearly said that H1B holders should be paid no less than natives doing the same job.  How can this be accomplished?  Make it easy for them to change jobs, so companies have to compete for them.  Free market and all that stuff Republicans pretend to love so much, despite really hating it.

        Also, your mention of military service...  You aren't claiming you should be protected from competition because of your job, but because you're a veteran, which is rather different - I absolutely believe the nation should do better for its veterans, both when it comes to career assistance and healthcare (And when it comes to jobs in the public sector as well).  Not because you're Americans, but because you are veterans.

        I don't see how the paying taxes argument comes into play - H1B visa holders pay them as well (Though they don't pay social security, come to think of it).

    •  You've given some lovely anecdotes about people (0+ / 0-)

      you know (above).
      Anecdotes do not equal data.
      You know that.

      3/16/2003 Meet The Press: Dick Cheney re: Iraq: We will be greeted as liberators.

      by cosette on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:30:57 PM PDT

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      •  Indeed they are not. (0+ / 0-)

        As I've said, I certainly believe in taking steps to prevent abuse of the program, and abuse of H1B visa holders (I suggested one option, there are doubtless others).  The fact is the program can work, and I think it's possible to fix the problems without killing the program.

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