What's with the negativity towards skilled/H1B hires?
Just read this article on Mercury News (Bay area newspaper) about reader reactions towards the recent further tightening in regards to H1B/L1 extensions:
While there's definitely plenty abuse by IT consultancies, I just fail to see how skilled migration can be seen as a zero sum game. America was built on migration and especially in tech it's been a good amount of migrants that founded a plethora of companies. I seriously doubt America has seen an economic loss or a net reduction in jobs when weighed against the additional jobs that were created in the process.
I get it when blue collar workers moan about unskilled illegal migrants taking away their job (though even there I doubt we'd see many locals pick grapes in Napa), but just don't see how college educated folks don't see the benefits of skilled migration.