America Losing Technology Workers Denied in Visa Lottery
- Technology companies including Intel Corp. (INTC), the worldâ€™s largest chipmaker, say more H-1B visas would keep jobs in the U.S. and prevent the uncertainty caused by a lottery.â€śThat puts a real constraint on our ability to hire the skilled workers we need to allow us to innovate, create new products and create new jobs,â€ť said Peter Muller, director of government relations for Intel.Workersâ€™ groups including the AFL-CIO and some academics say raising the cap would cost Americans jobs. Companies donâ€™t have to try to hire U.S. workers before seeking H-1B workers, and critics say a rule requiring that visa holders earn a standard industry wage is tough to enforce.
not enough qualified US citizens ... THAT is why they need these people! Shoot, when I still had my business in NY, we'd get college graduates who couldn't write a decent sentence ... (and no, they weren't afro or hispanic)