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  •  From article linked below. (2+ / 0-)
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    At issue in the U.S. are high-skill worker visas called H-1B that have been dubbed the "outsourcing visa" by critics who say the system allows companies to bring in cheaper tech workers from abroad instead of hiring Americans.

    The immigration bill, the larger point of which is to boost border security and provide a path to citizenship for 11 million people living illegally in the U.S., would impose steep fees for companies such as Indian outsourcers that have more than half their U.S. staff on the permits and also require them to pay higher salaries.

    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:21:06 AM PDT

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    •  It's Bullshit (1+ / 0-)
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      require them to pay higher salaries.
      companies will interview several US workers for a job and say "opps no one is qualified", then hire an H1B visa with equal skills. There's a whole cookbook that companies use.

      That same language has been part of the H1B visa program for ages, and it has been abused by US companies to kill off US workers.  

      Obama Style Justice: Make 99% of Bush Tax Cuts Permanent. Then cut Senior's Social Security to pay for it. Hey Grandma, F#@K YOU!

      by CitizenOfEarth on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:01:28 AM PDT

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    •  That's bullshit (1+ / 0-)
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      The amounts of money they make by shafting US STEM workers is huge compared to the puny fees.

      If the fee was $50K / Year, it might. But $1/k, $5K? This is bullshit, and is acceptable only to useful idiot chumps who know nothing about H-1B economics.

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