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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 04:38 AM
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35. Perhaps not explicitly against...
Edited on Fri Aug-31-07 04:46 AM by JTFrog
But you have to admit DK has a great handle on this. I'm still trying to figure out how Hillary is getting these endorsements.

H-1B and L-1 Visas

The expanded use of H-1B and L-1 visas has had a negative effect on the workplace of Information Technology workers in America. It has caused a reduction in wages. It has forced workers to accept deteriorating working conditions and allowed U.S. companies to concentrate work in technical and geographic areas that American workers consider undesirable. It has also reduced the number of IT jobs held by Americans.

At its peak in 2000, there were 10.5 million people working in Information Technology in the United States. By 2001, there were fewer than 10 million -- despite continued global growth in Information Technology employment. Professor Norman Matloff of UC Davis estimates that in the spring of 2003 there were 500,000 unemployed and underemployed U.S. programmers, while there were 463,000 H-1B workers employed in the field.

The government must ensure adequate funds for the enforcement of visa regulations -- including much-ignored regulations prohibiting the use of foreign nationals in critical infrastructure. A special investigator should be appointed to examine the extent and nature of H-1B and L-1 visa fraud and the reasons for heavy use of H-1B and L-1 visas at Enron, WorldCom, and Anderson. We should take seriously the allegations of perjury by corporate leaders who have testified before Congress to request expansion of this program in 1998 and 2000, as well as allegations of the use of the H-1B and L-1 programs in corrupt organizations.

We need an industry fact-finding commission, including representatives of major U.S. investors, U.S. tech workers, and business leaders who have been competitive in the international marketplace without use of the H-1B / L-1 program. These representatives can make suggestions as to a new policy on the immigration of people with specialized knowledge or unique skills.

I have already set forth plans for major technical initiatives in the areas of renewable energy, pollution control, and promotions of Open Source software and media -- additional major initiatives will be considered -- creating a wider diversity of means by which technologists are funded outside of the service of major corporations. It may not be possible to undo the damage that corporate short-sightedness has done to the U.S. technical community -- but it is possible to give a real voice to the vision that the U.S. technical community has for a better America.
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  -Obama is the candidate least concerned about labor issues LBJDemocrat  Aug-30-07 08:15 PM   #0 
  - Next: Obama Hates American Workers.  Katzenkavalier   Aug-30-07 08:16 PM   #1 
  - I'm not saying he does  LBJDemocrat   Aug-30-07 08:17 PM   #2 
  - Your post is bullshit. He is the very one who has stated that America  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 08:24 PM   #5 
     - Sorry; that won't cut it  LBJDemocrat   Aug-30-07 08:26 PM   #7 
     - Show me what your candidate  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 08:28 PM   #9 
        - Clinton's not my candidate  LBJDemocrat   Aug-30-07 08:47 PM   #12 
     - And everyone WONDERS why I'm SO against an HRC candidacy.  HughBeaumont   Aug-30-07 10:15 PM   #29 
        - Not everyone wonders.  JTFrog   Aug-31-07 04:35 AM   #34 
           - That signature says it all.  HughBeaumont   Aug-31-07 06:52 AM   #37 
  - And for the record,  LBJDemocrat   Aug-30-07 08:20 PM   #4 
  - Nope will not switch. If Edwards was for Labor he would have proved it when he was in office.  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 08:36 PM   #11 
     - He had a 100% AFL-CIO rating and 17% (pro-fair trade) rating from the CATO Institute  draft_mario_cuomo   Aug-30-07 09:12 PM   #18 
  - Uh, that's NOT what the OP said (n/t)  ProudDad   Aug-31-07 03:07 PM   #44 
  - hiLLary is the Labor candidate  sniffa   Aug-30-07 08:19 PM   #3 
  - Yes, she is. She stated she wanted to increase the H1B Visa in order  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 08:27 PM   #8 
     - What's Obama's stance on H1-Bs?  LBJDemocrat   Aug-30-07 08:49 PM   #13 
     - Here is Edwards Stance on H1B Visa's  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 08:57 PM   #15 
     - That's crappy  LBJDemocrat   Aug-30-07 10:03 PM   #28 
     - Why is cutting work visa programs a third rail?  Hart2008   Aug-31-07 04:13 AM   #33 
        - I'm in full agreement  LBJDemocrat   Aug-31-07 10:56 AM   #40 
           - H1-B's are frequently hired by tech temp agencies and subcontractors  Hart2008   Aug-31-07 11:23 AM   #42 
     - As an ex-IT worker,  ProudDad   Aug-31-07 03:13 PM   #45 
        - Amen  Hart2008   Aug-31-07 06:22 PM   #50 
     - Perhaps not explicitly against...  JTFrog   Aug-31-07 04:38 AM   #35 
        - Another reason I'm voting Kucinich!!!  ProudDad   Aug-31-07 03:22 PM   #46 
     - oh you're just a hiLLary hater  sniffa   Aug-30-07 08:55 PM   #14 
        - why because she wants to increase h1b visa's ?  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 09:31 PM   #23 
           - oh you're just a misogynist  sniffa   Aug-30-07 09:39 PM   #24 
              - Nope. I am straight forward to the point and don't care if you like it or not.  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 09:41 PM   #25 
                 - oh you're just a Lefty moonbat  sniffa   Aug-30-07 09:43 PM   #26 
                    - hahaha  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-31-07 12:00 AM   #31 
                       - just a bit  sniffa   Aug-31-07 06:38 AM   #36 
  - Then Obama will be right at home with his fellow elitists in congress that..........  Double T   Aug-30-07 08:25 PM   #6 
  - What does Obama say about labor?  pirhana   Aug-30-07 08:35 PM   #10 
  - yep, lbj, Obama is pure evil.  illinoisprogressive   Aug-30-07 09:04 PM   #16 
  - You are right. Obama is against workers as evidenced in this item  illinoisprogressive   Aug-30-07 09:11 PM   #17 
  - Did he follow up?  ProudDad   Aug-31-07 03:25 PM   #47 
  - What a BS title  maximusveritas   Aug-30-07 09:19 PM   #19 
  - bravo. bravo.  illinoisprogressive   Aug-30-07 09:27 PM   #22 
  - Obama Helping Labor  Ethelk2044   Aug-30-07 09:24 PM   #20 
  - See, what no one seems to realize is that Pandering is just not his style.  illinoisprogressive   Aug-30-07 09:26 PM   #21 
  - "has the least to say" is VERY DIFFERENT than "least concerned"  AtomicKitten   Aug-30-07 09:50 PM   #27 
  - Your OP is so full of sh*t, I don't know where to begin. Here's a start...  zulchzulu   Aug-30-07 11:16 PM   #30 
  - Like LBJDemocrat noted. Wanted to make people think Obama was otherwise  Ethelk2044   Aug-31-07 07:07 AM   #38 
  - Interesting graphic shows Obama's 96% lifetime record with AFL-CIO  zulchzulu   Aug-31-07 04:54 PM   #48 
  - They are talking about this specific appearance  killbotfactory   Aug-31-07 01:00 AM   #32 
  - Not one mention of trade  LBJDemocrat   Aug-31-07 10:58 AM   #41 
     - There isn't a trade category on his site  killbotfactory   Aug-31-07 02:57 PM   #43 
  - Compare Edwards Record to Obama  Ethelk2044   Aug-31-07 07:19 AM   #39 
     - I rest my case nt  LBJDemocrat   Aug-31-07 04:58 PM   #49 
 

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