anotherquestion commented on the blog post Congress in Action: Republicans Set Up Immigration Bill to Fail, Point Fingers at Democrats
Where is the “skills shortage” to justify more STEM visas (or H-1B)? Is there any objective evidence such as spiking salaries? We’ve heard claims of a shortage of scientists for decades. Show me a closed factory that will benefit from engineers without money to buy them food, shelter, and tools.
The mainstream media have lots of sob stories about sympathetic young PhD graduates from overseas that want to start a company in the US and when the same show gives time to US workers, the lighting is dim and the US worker is portrayed as obsolete. The reality is that US companies want these visas to create a more coercive workplace. These visas are outsourcing! The US worker loses a job as I did eight months ago, and I am still unemployed despite good references and current skills.