Fucking GOP Insanity
- Poverty and food stamps are at record highs. There is massive under employment. Countless jobs are still being outsourced to Asia. And Republican nimrods like Orrin Hatch and Paul Ryan want to import hundreds of thousands of new "legal" workers and drive down wages for their Masters on Wall Street.
(Associated Press) - A bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah would expand the current annual cap on H-1B visas from 65,000 to between 115,000 and 195,000 visas depending upon market condition and "demand."
"Over the years the program has become a government-assisted way for employers to bring in cheaper foreign labor, and now it appears these foreign workers take over, rather than complement, the U.S. workforce," said the committee's chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said American schools are graduating twice as many students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math than there are jobs to fill in those specialties.
"It has nothing to do with trying to find the best and brightest," Sessions said of the H-1B visa program's proposed expansion.
The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on.
Eric Schmidt spoke Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
Schmidt said he believes the United States is better off having more immigration, not less, but he particularly is focused on allowing more immigrants into the U.S. with specialized technical skills.
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