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  •  I understand that. (1+ / 0-)
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    IT Professional

    I am quite familiar with the H1B program. I worked in the IT field before I retired and I have no doubt that it had a negative impact on my job opportunities.

    I would support action to reduce the number of workers imported on this program. My point is that the people who are exploiting it now will look for ways to have more of the work done remotely as a way to get around it. While there certainly are some jobs that have to be done on site, it is a reality that has to be dealt with.

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      uscitizenvoter, IT Professional

      From my perspective what difference does it make if my job was offshored or I was replaced by an H-1B? Your points are well taken, but you are arguing semantics.

      Offshoring is a complex issue to deal with, H-1B is much easier. All you have to do to stop H-1B is to stop giving visas. Since I need a job, I would prefer Obama helps with the easy solutions first.

      •  The point I was trying to make (0+ / 0-)

        is that while it is possible to reduce the number of H1B visas issued by government action, there is little the government can do to stop off shoring over the internet. That seems to me to be a significant difference.

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