Next year's 85,000 high-skilled visas snapped up in days

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  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    April 22, 2014 10:11 p.m.

    "high-skilled visas"

    High-skilled visas are unconstitutional. See the 14th Amendment where all are to be given equal protection under the law. This means that the federal government cannot engage in discriminatory action by offering advantages to a select group and denying it to others. This would include citizens and visitors to this country alike.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 8, 2014 11:28 a.m.


    With billions spent on education, standardized testing, assessments, accountability, and free lunches,- why are we looking to other countries for highly skilled workers?

    Lets quit blaming teachers, and find the real answers. Who should really be held accountable?

  • VickieB SLC, UT
    April 8, 2014 1:03 a.m.

    The H-1B visa is the most abused visa America issues. Less than 5% stay here after learning our technology. Most return home and teach others in their country. After a company trains enough people, the jobs are moved overseas. India calls the H-1B the "outsourcing visa"

    I have several friends that chose the STEM fields, that are out of work. They could of went into other fields, but once they hit their late 40's, and were making good money, they were replaced by younger workers, some here on visas. The H-1B visa will kill the STEM field for college graduates knowing their career will end 15 years early.

    The 85,000 is a little misleading. The visa is good for 3 years, with a 3 year extension. We are looking at almost half a million workers being displaced.