The US gave out 3.5 million work visas and green cards in 2010. I could not find
the number of student visas, but I am sure we are close to a million. More?No, we need to change the preferential treatment that
families get. The past few years over 2/3 of our green cards have went to them.
It's been unfair to those in other categories, inducing those who graduate
from school. We don't need welfare reform, we need Obama to
stick to the percentages laid out by congress. They give around 47% to families,
and increase green cards to graduates. We don't need more, we
just need to be more selective in where current green cards go.
RichardB,how many of those 3.5 million were for highly skilled,
well-educated people vs common laborers?If you have a problem with
the number, leave it flat but have more of the green cards go to those with
graduate degrees in math and science and less to the unskilled - but only if
they came here legally in the first place.
Might I advocate for the forgotten man?We have 8%+ unemployment and
college grads who cannot find a job. These are our own citizens.I cringe
to think we are importing competition for our own.Check around and you
will find out of work engineers, scientists and programmers. Perhaps the hidden
message is that our own are not qualified, but shouldn't our university
presidents be working on THAT problem?
"lost in DC"Well over a million in work visas. About 900,000
went to NAFTA workers. Search "NAFTA worker" and see the occupations,
all skilled. There are also several visas that bring in highly skilled workers
from countries other than Mexico and Canada. Agree with those who
come here legally."Third try screen name", I agree.
Let's give the spaces in college to Americans. Maybe the College presidents
(public) need a gentle reminder who they are working for. (Taxpayers).Let's get our unemployed retrained and back to work.