Yeah, and what about your fellow Americans it does affect? Let them fix and find work in their own damn countries. Fuck the cheap labor conservatives who don't want to pay a fair day's wage.
And this is just another piece of Trump bullshit that doesn't actually do anything for American workers. And after all, he knows a great deal about hiring foreigners over Americans.
This is borderline schizophrenic. Democrats are in lockstep in favor of MOAR immigration. The only resistance to open borders in generations has come from the Republican party. Trump was clearly the anti-globalist, anti-open-borders candidate in the general.
On the other hand, corporations have been abusing the H1-B at the expense of American workers for a couple decades now, so it has been due for an overhaul for a while.
Lastly, I hope offshoring is regulated next.
Agreed. I was suprised to hear NPR give a good bit of time yesterday to the H1B scams that Indian companies are running in Silicon Valley. So maybe Trump's campaign, and the election really have raised awareness of this issue, and willingness to discuss it. I hope so; the lockdown on anything but open borders mania was getting old.
In America, you are a boring waste of space nerd if you are into tech, and a teenage god if you are a jock who aspires to play football for a few years before you get brain damage and then sit on your ass collecting endorsement deals.
And you wonder why many companies struggle to find good workers in America and have to ship people in from countries where these fields are actually respected by the general public.
I was just reading this:Most computer science majors in the U.S. are men. Not so at Harvey Mudd
I doubt this sort of thing is helping:
To help female students feel like they belonged, professors found ways to remove the so-called “macho effect” by which more-experienced students — usually male — intimidated others by answering all the questions. They pulled those students aside privately and asked them to let others speak. They urged students to save their more advanced conversations for time with their teachers outside of class.
But it's far from being a straightforward matter of a tech labor shortage. It has become routine for companies to fire higher-paid employees and replace them with lower-paid H1Bs (who are not free to move like native labor is, btw) who are often no more skilled than the people they replace.
The foreign workers are generally better performers at their job as well, in my experience.
America put men on the Moon. I think we can meet our own labor needs, if the proper incentives are in place (drive down wages and prestige in tech fields, on the other hand, and watch the natives flee).
Remember, each big brain we drain from the foreign labor market is one less big brain available to improve conditions in foreign countries. Try fixing a place like Haiti or India when all the talent is being sucked out of the country by corporations in first world countries.
I don't know what percentage of people you think are professional athletes but let me assure you that people in Texas worshipping football do not have a material impact on the tech sector. What a strange complaint.
It's not strange at all. People tend to flock to high-prestige fields, and away from thankless scut work. The more positively a field is perceived, the more it will tend to attract talented people.