Friday, November 24, 2017

Chinese lawyer whines that USA does not need him

A Chinese lawyer writes an NY Times op-ed:
After earning law degrees in China and at Oxford, after having worked in Hong Kong as a lawyer at a top international firm, after coming to United States three years ago for an M.B.A. and graduating and joining a start-up, I was given just 60 days to leave the country. I have 17 days left. ...

Many of my fellow international students are in situations similar to mine. ...

My two requests for evidence asked me to prove my job was a “specialty occupation” ...
The Trump administration is right to demand such evidence. This guy is just a lawyer with an MBA degree. Any job he can do would be better filled by an American. We have many thousands, if not millions, of Americans available to do that job. Letting him stay would put an American out of work.
Rather, I’m frustrated, because I know I’m part of a pattern: America is losing many very skilled workers because of its anti-immigrant sentiment, and while this is a disappointing blow to me and my classmates, it will also be a blow to the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy. ...

As I make plans to go back to China, I find myself wondering: If I am not qualified to stay in the United States, then who is?
A lot of Americans are better qualified. We don't need him. Many millions are more desirable than him.

He blames this on "anti-immigrant sentiment", but H-1B is a guest worker program, not an immigration program. Even if he got the visa, he would not be an immigrant. He would merely be a Chinese lawyer who is displacing an American worker for 3 years.

This guy is a creep, and I am glad he is going. He acts as if America owes him something. China does not allow immigrants from America, so why should we allow Chinese immigrants? We have an excess of lawyers and MBA graduates already.

Update: Here is an essay explaining the H-1B human trafficking.

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