Comments on: Spotlight on Bain, Obama’s billion, and immigration madness Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: vayanse Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:53:30 +0000 The no-brainer is the reality that this country cannot continue to receive a never-ending flow of people, legal or otherwise. Not only do we currently have a high rate of unemployment but some of our major cities are running out of resources. In Texas, for example, we have water restrictions, and in the summer the threats of rolling (electrical) blackouts. More people equals more expansion, more wear and tear on our streets and highways, more demands on utility services, more demands for oil for which we already sell our souls. We are also losing our own culture and heritage as we seem to have an over-abundance of people who want to live in America but don’t want to be Americans.

By: OneOfTheSheep Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:22:49 +0000 While Reuters may “…welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data…”, when this particular blogger habitually lets comments build from one to over fifty over a period of days the interplay between posts is totally lost. Frequently that interplay is more mentally stimulating than the original blogger’s material.

In this case the direct result was that a big percentage of comments offered the same information…that 67%+ of foreign nations receiving an advanced degree from a U.S. institution DO stay here. Someone is being just plain lazy.

By: SCSOCAL Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:20:36 +0000 We should be giving incentives to our own students who
are legal residents in the U.S. and stop all immigration
for now until our economy is turned around! When Americans are out of work it is necessary to help them
first and not foreigners!!

By: JoblessInJersey Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:07:05 +0000 My question about immigration is: Why do I keep seeing executives at high tech companies and official from American colleges beating the drum about immigration?

Many foreign graduates with master’s and PHd degrees in the sciences and computer fields do stay here.

Do you think Google has trouble recruiting the people it wants? I don’t.

My concern is for American students and American jobs. We should be focusing on getting more of our own people into high tech fields. What are we doing about that? From what I can see, we are discouraging Americans students by outsourcing high tech jobs to India and China and begging for more foreign labor.

The more I hear about foreign labor and nothing about our own people, the more I’ll be suspicious of these companies’ motives and oppose what they want.

By: fred5407 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:08:53 +0000 When Michael Bloomberg makes this statement it comes from a same rational base of thinking. Has anyone “out there” seen sane rational thinking coming from Washington. Perhaps some reporter might want to check upwind of Washington to see if “Stupid Gas” machines are poisening the air.

By: trieste Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:52:32 +0000 Hello???? WIth the events caused by the Bush administration and related agencies, many international students that would have come to the U.S. to study and stay are not even interested in studying in the U.S. Those that do come to the U.S. with their own financing are NOT interested in operating businesses in the U.S. They are better off in India, China or Europe and Australia. Let’s not forget Brazil.
Life in the Bush U.S. era has been downward spiraling and the light at the end of the tunnel is not yet visible….or even worse, it is in China.
Take your tunneled vision blinders off, please.

By: GreenIslandNY Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:21:28 +0000 Interesting blog except for the disinformation on immigration. I was an executive in the largest IT outsourcing firm and can categorically state we do not need the foreign graduates in our workforce. In the IT area we have a more than sufficient workforce available from citizens and legal immigrants. The truth of this issue is simply a downgrading of pay by taking the foreign nationals while putting our workers on the street.

Other immigration issues surround the heavily mis-used H1B visa where there are multiple legal workers willing and able to perform the work but foreign hires are much less expensive. Go figure!

Beyond the technical areas we seem to import the least educated and capable as both legal and illegal immigrants leading to the destruction of our schools, medical system, welfare safety net, as well as increases in crime and auto violations. Where does this mess stop?

By: PROUSA Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:07:12 +0000 Actually lower immigration, BOTH legal and illegal would greatly help the country except for employers. The importation of cheap foreign labor is causing many qualified US workers to spurn STEM careers because wages have stagnated or declined and unemployment and layoffs are high. Does anyone consider the absurdity of continuing to let in large numbers of immigrants when we already have high unemployment and budget crisis?

Flooding the market with cheap indentured workers from low wage poor countries and forcing US wages down has always been the main objective of H-1B, L-1, OPT, etc. Don’t believe it? How can it be explained that foreign workers come overwhelmingly from low wage countries such as India (forget well educated Japan or Western Europe). For further evidence of abuse go to utube and search for “Cohen and Grigsby”. There is a five minute video where immigration lawyers tell how to AVOID hiring qualified Americans!

When you consider employment, education and health costs, use of govt services, terrorism, disease, language issues, population congestion, etc. immigration has truly become a loser for the entire country except employers!!

By: pchopp44 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:38:59 +0000 I’m against it and here’s why. Yes, it is madness to subsidize the education of foreigners and then force them to go home. So here’s a novel idea, how about we educate American students instead? Then when we send them home they will be the ones who are part of our brain pool and the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Are these colleges unable to find students from the United States who are qualified to enter the school? Or is it like the tired stories about not enough qualified workers in this country, or not enough Americans to do low paying jobs?
National suicide is educating foreigners and then saying there aren’t enough educated Americans, while the foreigners take their places.

By: djo165 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:04:18 +0000 Plenty of advanced degree holders are staying in the US after they complete college. I personally know two immigrants who stayed in the US after getting advanced degrees, and another who came to the US from South Africa to work in IT and is now employed at Google. From what I’ve heard, it’s not THAT difficult to get in if you can find an employer willing to sponsor you. As for the comments from Google’s chairman, take that with a huge grain of salt. All Google, Microsoft, and Cisco want are the cheapest employees they can get, and they don’t care where they’re at or where they come from. They are the special interest groups that are twisting our immigration rules.