President Donald Trump has done a lot to scare high-skilled immigrants away from the U.S. He has made it harder for them to get green cards. He has blocked some foreign students from entering and discouraged others from working during school. He is considering banning the spouses of H-1b visa holders from working in the country at all. The harassment campaign appears to be working. H-1b applications are down, as is the number of visas being issued to overseas students:
It’s hard to see what this accomplishes other than whipping up enthusiasm from Trump’s anti-immigrant base. It stifles the flow of foreign students to the research universities that are the best hope for an economic revival in declining regions
- F5 Networks buzz-wordWhy do you care? It’s America and it’s supposed to be for Americans. Isn’t it?
- Twitch / Cust. Srv.Im_dumb_afmoreI have lived in China, Saudi, and Australia. They paid me 2.5x TC offered in America, and also didn't charge me taxes... So effectively 4xing my tc :/. Work visa was relatively straight forward to secure, and was by far easier than securing a US work visa.
Am getting tired of the US, considering relocating to Singapore. Significantly less tax dollars there, or perhaps going back to China as the tech companies now pay just as high if not higher, at lower tax rates and better benefits.
Long run, not sure why top talent would keep coming to the US. Chase would prob get his wish. But by then, if would be like China during the 1500, slowly losing power as top talent all bleed out and go elsewhere
Admittedly, tech jobs are still mostly concentrated in the US. But fuck it, tech is overhyped as shit right now. Prob go back to the finance industry and work somewhere else
- Amazon EeVx56The people who came before you just want to make sure that they dont allow anyone else who is or can become better than them.
- Where did he imply that you have to be born here ? You made that assumption. American = citizens(naturalized or otherwise) . You are the one bringing up race to a nationality argument .
Why, only Americans have to compete with the rest of the world for American jobs ? This is only country in the world where putting citizens first is debated.
- People on blind talk about skills like it is a binary, anybody who has interviewed knows that every candidate is different. You don’t only consider the candidate based on whether they get the answers right or not, you also look at their potential.
I doubt the amazon guy is a citizen or at the least he is not true to his citizenship oath.
- @oracle guy I am actually a born citizen could even run for president if I wanted to lol
You guys are so far gone with nationalistic propaganda that you forget what this country was founded upon. Telling me that I am not true to my citizenship oath when you don't even know the values penned down in the constitution. America was created as the land of opportunities, founded by European migrants that didn't want to serve under the imperial rule. In another thread in this post someone mentioned that, this equates to equal opportunity for all. Again, US citizens are already given priority since so many companies can't even afford the legal burdens of sponsoring a work visa and the risks associated with it. But the best companies looking for the best talent from around the world won't just hire you over someone else only because you were born here. But again you guys probably haven't come across talent of that levels why you are stuck at oracle chase or Panasonic
- @Oracle, the irony is that I have lived in other parts of the world, I really appreciate what America has given me, but I have comparative knowledge, it seems like many young kids here are living in dream world! And extremely entitled for no reason! America should work for Americans first, period.
- I am leaving America + ditching my green card. Not everyone is obsessed with America and high TC $$$. I am leaving US for Vancouver to be close to family, gf and friends. Taking a 50% paycut but no regrets.
There are plenty of countries with amazing opportunities (Germany, Canada, GB) if you don't like US immigration
- Broadcom Ltd. / EngheadbangermoreCanuck here too! I compromised by moving closer to the border so I can quickly drive up north to take care of my old parents in Ontario in case they need me. This way I can keep my GC. But if one of them passes away, I’ll have to also ditch my GC or get a re-entry permit to keep it alive.
I was a happy man on TN. My former employer forced me into applying for GC. HR threatened that I was endangering my employability by staying on TN. They made my boss to talk me into it. At the time I didn’t know GC had this 1 year restriction of being outside the US.
So you’re right. GC is not for everyone. On TN, I could’ve taken a break from the US for a few years and then come back again on TN.May 133
- Again, just because someone is here on a working visa does not mean they are more capable than those here. That is the core issue.
Am actually glad they are making it harder.