Comments on: It’s time for the U.S. to embrace a talent-based immigration system http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/01/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-embrace-a-talent-based-immigration-system/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: IBMMuseum http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/01/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-embrace-a-talent-based-immigration-system/#comment-1106728 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:02:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43750#comment-1106728 Fine, I am all for increasing STEM immigration, but don’t reduce any of the immigration with relationships to U.S. citizens. I served eleven years apiece in both the U.S. Army and Navy, but had a Republican administration that was far more interested in sending me on a 5th military deployment than legally admitting my wife and stepchildren to the United States. It was 26 months from the time of our marriage overseas until they were allowed to become Legal Permanent Residents.

Two-thirds of all legal immigrants are related to U.S. citizens, one-quarter of the total have that relationship as a marriage. Among Republican candidates, there are statements of reducing or stopping legal immigration, and rhetoric ratcheting up violence towards anyone that appears to be an immigrant. The irony being their own relationships (wives or parents) to an immigrant, in what I consider to be an entirely hypocritical stance.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/01/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-embrace-a-talent-based-immigration-system/#comment-1106670 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:26:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43750#comment-1106670 First bring those 5 FSA rebels that cost 100 mil each because that’s what US will pay its debt to China with.

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By: maximusrome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/01/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-embrace-a-talent-based-immigration-system/#comment-1106628 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:36:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43750#comment-1106628 Being an immigrant worker in a highly skilled environment is truly a curse sometimes. On one hand, US leads the way in innovation and gives you exciting opportunity to make an impact. But on the other hand, at every corner of life, the US immigration system makes you feel second hand citizen. Anybody who thinks “corporations” love to hire because of cheap H1-B are just being willfully ignorant of the data. It costs amazing amount of money, time and resources to hire from another country. To add to this, this is a population which has no voice in the policy making. Companies who understand their industries’ limitations in hiring local talent try to make a case but its falling short. The spotlight on this issue is certainly opening the eyes of many highly-skilled workers. Countries such as Australia, Canada & UK look more friendlier than the US.

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By: Galactus9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/01/its-time-for-the-u-s-to-embrace-a-talent-based-immigration-system/#comment-1106625 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:22:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43750#comment-1106625 More liberal lies. The H1b program is being used by corporations for cheap labor and not for better talent. We have 12 million illegal aliens living in the United States driving down wages for the poorest Americans. How about we enforce our immigration laws. Lets deport all 12 million illegal aliens and charge employers twice the average wage for an H1b applicant as a US citizen. If they really want these talented people, let the companies pay for them. I bet corporations change their tune real fast when they realize they can hire locally cheaper than H1b.

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