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High Demand for Skilled-Worker Visas Triggers Lottery

Postby ariyo » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:28 am

This is a bloomberg article on the H-1B immigration problem in the US.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-0 ... ttery.html

The comments are eerily similar to the local forums no? Just thought that it would be interesting to see how Congress deals with this. Any bets on Congress increasing the quota?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:54 pm

The entire US H1-B program is a fraction of the number of foreigners Singapore has, and Singapore would barely break the top10 if it was a city/metropolitan area in the US. But then the US economy would survive with just a small blip if the whole thing was cancelled.

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Re: High Demand for Skilled-Worker Visas Triggers Lottery

Postby Wd40 » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 3:56 pm

ariyo wrote:This is a bloomberg article on the H-1B immigration problem in the US.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-0 ... ttery.html

The comments are eerily similar to the local forums no? Just thought that it would be interesting to see how Congress deals with this. Any bets on Congress increasing the quota?


No, there is huge difference in the comments:
1)The American one has healthy debate with good number of people for and against
2)The quality of argument and language is much better and not just blind vulgar venom spewing like in local forums

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:04 pm

^^^^^

+1

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Postby gailwynand » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 8:37 am

There will be a bill introduced in Congress soon that will at least double the quota, plus potentially provide green cards to all foreign science/technology graduates of US universities. It's likely to pass.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:41 am

Do you honestly think so? Unless Obummer sneaks it in via the back door like so much other BS he's done through the back door. In the right way? Doubtful it would pass.

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Postby gailwynand » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:53 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Do you honestly think so? Unless Obummer sneaks it in via the back door like so much other BS he's done through the back door. In the right way? Doubtful it would pass.

It's being negotiated between Republicans and Democrats in Congress right now and the negotiations are almost done. Whether the Republicans can keep the crazier elements of their party in line is the biggest question.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:06 pm

Like I said....... :lol:


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