“I have read lot of comments against legal skilled workers and I would like to mention that there is 4% or less unemployment in IT. IT companies are offering better compensation, since supply to expected skill is not matching.
Instead of abusing or addressing as garbage to legal highly skilled workers, one need to address the issue. Companies would be forced to get people from outside, even if you don't like the idea. Why companies are hiring foreign nationals? Just because they match to required skills. Why so many Asian's have those skill? Because college”
Tsu Neil on Jun 3, 2011 at 21:25:14
“Companies may have many ulterior motives for whatever they are demanding. As a result of their greed and the way the laws are structured, foreign workers have to suffer at employers' hands. The collateral damage to some extent are borne by US workers too.
It would be most helpful, first, to detach the words "H1B" and "Immigration". Immigration should mean just greencards and citizenships. H1B is just a temporary visa”
smehra on Jun 3, 2011 at 15:32:40
“Because college and higer education is not costly like it is in USA. Society”
“Biggest problem is some people do not want to see the truth. There is 9% unemployment. Does someone know what is the unemployment rate for highly skilled worker? .e.g. people who are using H1B in IT. There is 4% or less unemployment in IT and companies are offering higher compensation to attract skilled IT works, as there is lesser supply for those skills. One can look into for 4% unemployed IT people, they might not be having skills which are in demand.”
“Border can not be sealed 100% and first border, then reform means never reform. Border security & reform can go side by side, ignoring or not addressing this problem won't solve it. Fact is children of illegal people are having benefits & illegal people are living, using the resources/infrastructure without paying taxes. Reform may help if govt. can get 12 million people into tax bracket who are paying nothing. Having no reform or ignoring it won't deport 12 million people out of USA. Or people who oppose reform believe 12 million people can be deport?”
ugly american on Aug 28, 2010 at 06:15:35
“The border can be secured in one of two ways.
1. Total militarization with troops, checkpoints and all our military technology.
2. A cooperative effort between the US and Mexico. That is not going to happen because Mexico is helping to drive illegal crossings and even assisting the cartels they swear they are fighting.
Option one sounds pretty good from this side of the border.”
Edgar Martinez on Aug 26, 2010 at 17:28:26
“Very sneeky: "reform can get 12 million people into tax bracket".
1) We constantly hear from the pro-illegal side that illegals do pay taxes, so legalizing them won't increase the tax base that much.
2) In what tax bracket will these illegals end up? the lowest tax bracket. And whatever they pay in will be nothing compared to what they will be able to suck up in welfare, section 8, medicare, social security and subsidized education for them and their children.
If you think that amnesty is an economic winner for this country, you are sadly ignorant.”
Norski on Aug 26, 2010 at 17:14:03
“That 12 million Illegal Immigrants in the USA figure you cite was from 2008. Today the number of Illegal Immigrants in the USA is estimated at 10.8 million. It seems that already 1.2 million Illegal Immigrants either self deported or were deported through enforcement. Yet you claim that "Having no reform or ignoring it won't deport 12 million people out of USA." It seems that real life is proving you wrong.”