With the issues with visas becoming more vocal, the capitalist system is working on its version of a "solution". American Public Media - Kyl Ryssdal of my afternoon NPR ride - had an article out yesterday called:
The idea is to put a floating IT tech incubator 12 miles off the California coast and provide office space to start ups that want to use visaless workers. Once you get to a certain scale, you move on shore. At that point, you have the ability to guarantee jobs and sponsor visas.
The office operators also take a equity stake in the company for providing this little reach around of visa issues.
I am sure there can be no issues with the worker treatment where you cannot legally go to the nearest port (no visa, right?) and are locked on a boat.
Now we are offshoring our tech incubators for wage savings.
This idea takes away the equity shares Amricans can get in start ups in return for working for those low wages. So much for helping people climb the ladder.