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Immigration Bill Passes the Senate, Includes More H-1B Visas 274

An anonymous reader writes "While the landmark immigration bill (full text PDF), which recently passed the U.S. Senate, is being hailed as bringing crucial reforms that will vastly improve the state of immigration in this country, there is a provision in it that is seeing relatively little discussion: section 4101, a 'market-based' increase in the amount of H-1B visas for skilled workers. 'The pitched arguments of both sides, which are likely to resurface in the House when it takes up its version of an immigration overhaul, cloud a complicated reality. There is little empirical evidence to suggest that foreign engineers displace American engineers as a whole. If anything, one recent study suggests, the growth of immigrant workers in American companies helps younger American technical workers — more of them are hired and at higher-paying jobs — but has no noticeable consequences, good or bad, on older workers.'"
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Immigration Bill Passes the Senate, Includes More H-1B Visas

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 28, 2013 @04:04PM (#44136665)
    How's that BA in English working out for you?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 28, 2013 @04:21PM (#44136897)

    How's that BA in English working out for you?

    You tell 'em!

    There's only 3 degrees universities should offer:

    1.Engineering - ONLY Electrical, chemical and petroleum.

    2. Computer science.

    3. Nursing.

    And there's only 3 universities worth going to: Harvard, Yale and MIT. Everyone else should just close down.

    Other than that, college is just a waste of time and money.

    We need a society of technologists and people to clean the bedpans of the old people.

    For all the stupid people who couldn't get into those programs, well, there's always Walmart. And if you speak Spanish, McDonalds.

    The World needs ditch diggers too, ya know!

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