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H-1B Visas Take American Jobs

walterbyrd Wrote: May 29, 2012 4:06 PM
> Jobs belong to the EMPLOYERS So you do not wamt any American scientists, or engineers? Why should an American do all the hard work to become a scientist, or engineer; when that American will only end up being forced to train his/her H-1B replacement? And what is going to happen to US technology lead when that happens? The idea of "free trade" falls about when other countries are involved. Other countries do not play by our free trade laws.

When President Obama was participating in a live video chat, Jennifer Wedel asked him, "Why does the government continue to issue and extend H-1B visas when there are tons of Americans just like my husband with no job?" Her husband is a semiconductor engineer who was laid off three years ago and is still unable to find an engineering job.

We all would like the answer to that question.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that, counting only U.S.-born individuals, there are 101,000 with an engineering degree who are unemployed, another 244,000 who are not working or not looking...