Saturday, September 28, 2002

John sends this Mercury News story about the H1-B visa scam. Silicon Valley lobbied for a special immigration law allowing 100s of thousands of engineers from India and China to come to the US on the theory that there were no Americans to fill the jobs. Actually, there were plenty of Americans, but the companies preferred to hire the lower-wage and less mobile foreigners. Now we see the proof, as 10s of thousands of American engineers have been laid off in Silicon Valley, and the H1-B workers still have jobs.

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