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Found this article in Huff Post. Looks like GOP is waking up and IV should support this initiative. First time hearing "Legal Immigration" not being mixed with other "Types".

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good to see that finally the politicians are waking up to our plight
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Itís good to see that the GOP is beginning to recognize that the high-skilled immigration side badly needs fixing. In my opinion, if (and that is a big IF) the GOP passes a high-skilled immigration bill in the house, itís the perfect way to put the democrats in the senate under the spot light. The democrats have combined high-skilled and low-skilled immigration reform into CIR and have refused to decouple the two. Now, with President Obama saying that he recognizes what highly skilled immigrants bring to the table, what will the senate democrats do? Will they stall a high-skilled immigration reform bill just because they want political power (assuming that the Hispanic community is against high-skilled immigration reform and pro family-based and low-skilled immigration reform) or will they recognize the economic and innovation needs of the country and do what is right for the country?
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This is good news that first time washington is trying to look at skilled immigration as a different from unskilled immigration, hope they will identify the issues and come up with some solutions that will bring our endless wait times to a sensible wait time.
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Good to hear and Good to discuss.

But nobody knows when will the bring?
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With over 9% unemployment, there is no need to sponsor anymore temporary guest workers. We need to retrain the unemployed to fill jobs.
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With over 9% unemployment, there is no need to sponsor anymore temporary guest workers. We need to retrain the unemployed to fill jobs.
not 9%, but 4%. This is the IT sector. You are perhaps in the wrong forum. We never discuss about increasing the temporary guest workers here. That is NOT what immigration is. Hope I have been able to clue you in
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With over 9% unemployment, there is no need to sponsor anymore temporary guest workers. We need to retrain the unemployed to fill jobs.
You are abolutely misguided if you believe that 'Immigration reform for skilled workers' just means 'sponsoring more temporary guest workers'. Reform is needed if current policy is outdated and is not serving it's original intent in today's scenario.

No lawmaker will make a policy if it's not in the benefit of the country. High skilled immigration has been and will always be required for this country to remain competitive and ensure economic growth. If reform streamlines this process then what's wrong with that?
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With over 9% unemployment, there is no need to sponsor anymore temporary guest workers. We need to retrain the unemployed to fill jobs.
Now Mr.Hireamerican will see 9% to 16%. Companies like Google will move workers to south asian countries. Atleast now immigrants in this country paying tax in USA.

Now good for the Asian countries like China and India. Hope that's good for Mr.Hireamerican
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With over 9% unemployment, there is no need to sponsor anymore temporary guest workers. We need to retrain the unemployed to fill jobs.
To start with, i suggest those folks to get a STEM degree.
Comeback then
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Now Mr.Hireamerican will see 9% to 16%. Companies like Google will move workers to south asian countries. Atleast now immigrants in this country paying tax in USA.

Now good for the Asian countries like China and India. Hope that's good for Mr.Hireamerican
Immigration is always an emotional and tricky issue especially when immigrants gets chance to get good and well paid jobs.
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I did mention the work 'retrain", didn't I ?

I work along side some of these so called hightech workers and know exactly what they do. Most jobs being filled by these so called high tech workers can be filled with US highschoolers.
Let me offer a perspective here

- Is it our fault, that we have been invited here to work? I assume no.

- We have served here for several years. We came into this country, young and extremely ambitious, and lofty dreams. Would you fault us for this?

- We carried on despite the frustrations we experienced due to bodyshoppers, in the hope that some day we would be rewarded for our sacrifices in terms of ambitions and dreams, watching the politicians play games with our careers.

Note that so far I have never said a word about "bringing in" more temporary workers..

- Now, all our group wants, is a simple promotion to the next stage, the greencard. This country talks about absorbing 12 million fence-jumpers, and yet we who are hardly 1 million get nary a word of mention. Why? We are here by ourselves; with no big politician or corporates on our side. Do you now understand us somewhat better?

And regarding your highschool remarks, there was no reason employers would not have used that option, if they shared your view and wanted "cheap" labor. Please keep these arguments where they belong, ie the illegal labor camp. If you are really convinced about your view then I invite you to put your money where your mouth is, and employ teenagers for your high-tech company
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The US was doing fine until the H1bs swarmed the place after the year 2000.

Now why would a subway sandwich or a Dunkin Donut shop needs programmer analysts on H1b visas? These are cashiers masquerading as high tech workers. Enough already!!
We need to get rid of this program that is so corrupt it is beyond repair.
You are welcome to blow the whistle for cases like this -- we support legal immigration, not fraud. and BTW, were you trying to apply for a job in that dunkin donuts shop?
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The US was doing fine until the H1bs swarmed the place after the year 2000.

Now why would a subway sandwich or a Dunkin Donut shop needs programmer analysts on H1b visas? These are cashiers masquerading as high tech workers. Enough already!!
We need to get rid of this program that is so corrupt it is beyond repair.
HireAmerican Dude,

If someone came in on an H1B and is working as you say in a subway sandwich or DD shop - that is illegal. Please report these people to USCIS. There may be 1% fraud and that is normal with any system. We are true Hi Tech workers in this forum. Most of us work in very reputable companies.

In recent months there is a shortage of good people in Hi Tech jobs. This is true.
As good as it may sound on paper and speeches, I can assure you, your highschoolers cannot be retrained to do these jobs, they need to be "re-colleged".
Unfortunately college ed is not affordable.

Life is not fair to US Citizens!

We Asians/Europeans pay almost nothing for college compared to US undergrad costs. IMO, US lawmakers should (1) make undergrad STEM ed tuition FREE in Govt Univs. (2) Have merit based STEM exam to filter the best and the brightest of US students to fill the STEM programmes.
Future of this country is bleak if the US lawmakers don't realize this. They are trying to band-aid a system without really searching for the underlying cause.
I am sure they have their reasons, and they may be right in their reactive actionary way of thinking. But IMO its far better use of taxpayer money to super-subsidize STEM ed compared to fighting wars in far-far-away countries.

Life is not fair to Hi tech workers either!

Some of us have to wait for a decade to 40 years to get a green card while others can get their green cards in 3 years. So you are thinking why should I care? Because we are the sweet spot in US Immigration. We are the innvators, company founders, job creators, basically the smart folks that make US great. The only regenerative component of this import everything economy. That's why.

BTW, There is really no need to get all excited. GOP is merely sweet talking and showing the carrot to increase the H1B quota. Campaign funding from Hi Tech companies is really the motive.

So dear HireAmerican, the politicians are neither your friends nor ours.
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