Unfilled Positions Reduce Productivity
Yes -- The H-1B visa should be made easier to get, but it should also be reformed so that American workers are protected and our country is able to attract the types of employees we need to grow our economy.
The H-1B visa was originally designed to allow U.S. companies to bring computer programmers to
As the system exists now, a foreign worker who demonstrates that her profession is a "specialty occupation" may qualify for an H-1B visa (assuming she meets the other requirements for the visa, including requirements designed to prevent wage deflation). The problem is that our country does not necessarily need workers who meet the definition of a "specialty occupation." Rather, we need workers for jobs that American employers are unable to fill.
To address this problem, the
The qualifications for an H-1B visa should be determined by the needs of our economy -- we need more entrepreneurs, more scientists, more mathematicians, more programmers. Our country and our economy would be well served if such people could easily come to
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