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  •  You want to kick out all (0+ / 0-)

    multinationals or just ones from India?

    How many unemployed IT workers are there?

    Man. Some "progressives" make Archie Bunker look like Tim Wise.

    by JayGR on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 07:44:19 AM PST

    •  I do not want to kick out any multinational (2+ / 0-)
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      numen, Norbrook

      I want to shut down the H1-B visa program.

      There is a very good O-1 visa program which brings in talented and exceptional people from around the world, and this category has no limit.  Why would this not be enough?

      Why would we need to import ordinary workers performing ordinary work when jobs are scarce.

      •  Because that's not what the O1 is for. Read (0+ / 0-)

        the regulations.

        You assert that jobs are scarce so that we do not need H1B visas. Unlike many Americans H1B visa holders are not tied to any particular geographical location so they can locate or relocate easier than a USC. Additionally, the H1B program is for any "specialty occupation" which means any job that requires a specific course of study which results in at least a bachelor's degree.

        Show me the study that says that jobs are scarce in every field that requires at least a bachelor's degree in a specific area.

        Man. Some "progressives" make Archie Bunker look like Tim Wise.

        by JayGR on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 07:57:28 AM PST

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    •  There's a ton of us (4+ / 0-)
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      rick, esquimaux, numen, IT Professional

      just read the DICE message board once in a while.

      Every time I think of getting back into the IT field I go read those boards, decide it's not worth the aggravation, and go back to my underpaying retail job.  Since I'm face-to-face with customers there, they can't outsource it. And for the moment, job stability is gold.

      •  A message board is insufficient (0+ / 0-)

        evidence of numbers. That's like reading Talk Left and assuming that a large numbers of Dems won't vote for Obama.

        Man. Some "progressives" make Archie Bunker look like Tim Wise.

        by JayGR on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 09:19:56 AM PST

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