Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The H-1B visa program was started because Americas were such a bunch of dummies, we couldn’t supply the tech industry with enough qualified people not matter how much we offered to pay them.
But according to this article, it’s now being used to bring in foreigners who can be paid less than qualified Americans. The problem now isn’t that there aren’t enough qualified Americans, it’s that they cost too much.
The program was never supposed to be about cost, only supply. If we have an adequate supply, we don’t need the program.
Oh, it’s about cost. How else can our high tech industry compete on commodity products like code?