Of course, the problem that the tech companies are trying to solve is “a lack of access to highly-skilled workers.” Â Wow. Â You would never know that America is awash in software and electrical engineers who are out of work, working part-time, or making a fraction of what they did several years ago. Â And so we need to simplify the process of bringing in low-paid workers from other countries?
I am making about 35% less than I was making in my previous job, so I am sympathetic to the notion that salaries are taking a beating. But I still support making it easier for the best and brightest from other countries to come here and make the United States their home. I’d much rather have those individuals here, where they will have very similar cost of living situations to myself, than to be competing against them living in their home countries, where the cost of living is a pittance compared to here.
With technology increasingly blurring national borders, I think having the talent where, where they at least have to complete on the same cost of living, cost of doing business playing field, is inherently more advantageous than having them competing against us from home.