re: Congressman Wants More Green Cards For Tech Workers
Hey, lobbying (er, bribing) U.S. legislators is big business. One of the companies behind this push is Intel Corporation, which is seeking further substitution of young imported workers, ideally trained at taxpayer expense, for experienced American citizen technical professionals. It seems that Intel perceives that their profits are increased via discriminating against experienced Americans in hiring decisions.
The Senate Office of Public Records website shows that with Client Name: Intel, Filing Year: 2011, Issue: Immigration that Intel Corporation has expended $3,231,290.00 in the 2011 reports tabulated to date. Microsoft, etc. are spending similar large sums to help procure legislation that benefits employer interests at the expense of older American IT professionals. As I note in my 2007 investigative article "The Greedy Gates Immigration Gambit" that Jack Abramoff and his team helped guide the approximately $100 million in Microsoft's legislatively-connected expenditures between 1995-2000. (To find the article, search via the title for the PDF version of the article.) Microsoft helped to procure three employer-friendly changes in the controversial H-1B Visa legislation.
To me, this is corruption, pure and simple as "things of value" were supplied in exchange for "official acts." I believe that this illegal and unethical conduct should stop.