Wednesday, April 27, 2005

"Not Wanted! Smart people from other countries.", says the US

Taken from Reuters:

"Congress capped the number of non-immigrant visas for skilled professionals at 65,000 in 2004 and 2005 in an effort to increase border security and ensure more jobs for home-grown tech workers."

If this is true, then I am appalled. Why in the hell would you cap talent? I am a skilled worker. I make as many jokes at foreign people as the next guy. I can not stand calling places and being rerouted to Indian People that I can not understand.

But, I can not justify limiting the number of skilled and educated immigrants entering the US. And Look, lets be very honest, this hits me pretty hard. Having a limit benefits me immensely.

But it is wrong.

The foreignors are going to evolve with or without us. If we don't let them in our country, then that doesnt mean that their brains just go away. If you can't beat em, join em. We can't beat them, we need them to join us.

If anything, we should be limiting the number of unskilled foreignors entering the country and not vice versa. Leave the unskilled jobs that we can't outsource (e.g. managing a Walgreens or waitressing at IHOP) to unskilled Americans. But let the talent and innovators and motivated come over here. Let them compete for the skilled positions. Let the U.S. evolve!

We are limiting the U.S.'s evolution because of our own temporary fear of losing jobs. Get over that fear. Learn more. Try harder. If we did either we wouldn't have to worry about outside competition, but the fact is that most americans are lazy, take things for granted, and think that the world is owed to them. A majority of Americans balme everyone and everything around them for their place in life. Instead of being a catalyst for success. It is sad. So many losers afraid to put in the effort to win.

We are essentially curbing our own growth, and speeding up our competitor's growth at the same time.

for details see: DOJ site


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