Here we have two completely different views of education, professional development, and the role of immigrants in business today. Both are correct. Engineering is in a transition that will put many out to pasture. Our incentives to study engineering have declined dramatically leaving mainly foreigners in our best engineering programs. H1-B — when used as it was intended — is a good program that probably should be expanded as industry requests. Except that not all companies are as scrupulous in their attention to regulations as is my friend the CFO.
The H1-B program can be a tool or a weapon depending on whether you are being employed or replaced by it. Wholesale replacement of American workers was never in the intentions of those who created H1-B, but then some weasels in HR figured-out how to game the system and so here we are.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
I, Cringely » Blog Archive » A Tale of Two H1-Bs - Cringely on technology
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