U.S. needs more brainiac immigrants, so let's boost H1B visas

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Apr 20 54 Comments

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has testified that every H1B immigrant his firm recruits, translates into about five additional American workers being hired.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/04/19/stephen-moore-us-needs-brainiac-immigrants-boost-h1b-visas

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TOP 54 Comments
  • Amazon xcz
    We need more coming in to companies like Microsoft and none coming to the consulting WITCHes
    Apr 20 25
    • Google / Eng shito
      Again - you seem to ignore the most important thing I said. You don't understand why I am talking about principles of immigration in this country. If you did, you won't make these quality of immigrants argument.

      Get out of your tech bubble and see life outside it.
      Apr 22
    • Amazon 🏄 🦈
      You falsely equated family and employment immigration and falsely asserted the same principles should apply. When this was pointed out to you, you just repeated it again.

      Don't see the point in continuing a discussion when you can't read
      Apr 22
    • Google / Eng shito
      The principles of immigration hasn't changed at all. They will not change especially because someone in blind thinks otherwise. I am not making anything up (unlike you who is giving your opinion and saying everyone should follow it).

      Again you haven't said to me why quality of immigrant matters. Show me one good proof why lawmakers care about it, the principles of this country care about it.

      You are worried about oh these low quality ones are hurting high quality ones - but what you aren't realizing is that, these changes you are proposing isn't something the system cares, the principles care, nor are they stuff that lawmakers care. This also means, all these intellectual orgasms you are suggesting will remain what they are, worth nothing.
      Apr 22
    • Google / Eng shito
      Also to be clear - what you are proposing will significantly help me. It's not like I don't want such a thing to happen. Having thought like you, I started speaking with lawmakers and people in power and I realize that your (also mine years ago) idea is not only my wish for the system, these ideas are impractical. Unlike you, who is crying on blind as a keyboard warrior, I took the next step of actually figuring out who are the folks in power I should meet to seek help.
      Apr 22
    • Amazon 🏄 🦈
      The goals and principles behind family immigration are different than for employment. That's why they are two separate systems. If they were the same goals and principles they wouldn't be different systems.
      Apr 22
  • Twitter Oomnj
    They need to up the base salary limit to at least 150K / we do need actual talent and that’s always helpful but there is a lot of H1-B abuse
    Apr 20 23
    • Expedia ¥₩$
      OP
      That'll only make US to lose the jobs to other countries, especially Canada.
      Apr 20
    • Google / Eng shito
      I will put your answer the other way - in the last 2 decades nothing happened. Why do you think anything will happen now? Do you think there is any proof of fixing this issue? Are there any bills that have passed partially that I can read through?

      You are selling snake oil 🙂 when you say it's time for one.
      Apr 20
    • Amazon xcz
      No it will bring those jobs here. We're losing top people who don't want to wait 100 years for a greencard, we need to prioritize those people over the stuffed shirts in front of them in line. Let the stuffed shirts go to other countries and bring the good people here.
      Apr 20
    • Amazon xcz
      Well nothing will happen until people make it happen. Sooner or later we'll have an immigration bill. I don't know if it will be this term or next but if you look we have had one about every 20 or 30 years.
      Apr 20
    • Google / Eng shito
      Again, what progress has been made to believe it is possible to do anything now? You should solve that extra credit problem I gave you.

      What you have kept arguing till now is what you think the immigration system should be, not what the folks in power, not what it has been happening the last few centuries.

      Again, please learn what are the immigration principles of this country - something you can always learn from your kid's Civic classes. There is no argument there about quality of immigrants (a criteria that you created yourself). So you think the country should abandon their existing principles because you think an issue that's one tenth of the total immigration system, which according to you doesn't work.

      To be clear, what you are saying will benefit me, but I know it's not even in the same zip code as being practical, because it's not even an immigration principle in this country.
      Apr 20
  • Expedia ¥₩$
    OP
    Many people hate consulting companies like TCS, Infosys. The reason is they hire people for less pay.
    But infosys has committed to generate 10000 jobs to Americans by 2021 and they did hire about 50% now. So are many consulting companies doing that, so that's a lot of job creation for American citizens.
    Goal of any company is profits. Companies always try to bring the cost down by cutting resources, no matter whether it's a consulting or a big product based company.
    So, big consulting companies like Infosys, TCS are also doing good to US a lot in terms of economy and employment generation.

    The only issue that needs to be fixed with h1bs is with small consulting companies those fake their resumes to get the contracting jobs. This makes the qualified person to lose their jobs to some under qualified people.
    Apr 20 1
    • Amazon xcz
      Would have generated more jobs if we shut them down. The companies that hired consultants would have instead hired h1b directly.
      Apr 20
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
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    Apr 21 0
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    Send them back.
    Apr 21 0