At my previous employer, just before I left them, I pointedly walked out of several meetings that were called to "fix" the "erroneous records" that were black letter evidence of over a decade of H1B fraud. (cont...)
In that if she got fired, her H1B status would destroy the economic foundation of her immediate and extended family, and would uproot her children back to a country they did not know. (cont...)
And I have had too many face to face conversations with tech and IT workers who were given the task of training their H1B job shop replacements, before being laid off themselves, (cont...)
Which is black letter illegal for the H1B visa, but the previous several US administrations did not care, because it was making billions of dollars for a prized and photogenic donor class (cont...)
So, yes to technical visas, yes to welcoming and nuturing tech workers with rare skills and experience. No to corporate slaves, and no to "locals cost too much, get cheap starving scared bodyshoppers instead".
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