We find the usual propaganda in this column.
...Unfortunately, he's not an American citizen.
Born in Lebanon and educated in Beirut and the United States, Nassif
is a 30-something poster child for the immigration reform debate raging
in Congress. His recent search for full-time employment
in Wisconsin turned up dry, despite holding a degree from one of the
nation's best computer science schools. He will soon move to the state
of Washington to begin work for a major company there....
The fact that some Wisconsin firms will not (or can not) provide H1-B status for Mr. Nassim cannot be generalized to a condemnation of current immigration law--but our columnist goes on to make exactly that inductive argument: (NB: inductive argumentation often produces fallacies)
...The gap is most glaring when it comes to keeping foreign-born workers
with specific skills needed in a knowledge-based economy. The United
States annually graduates about 40,000 foreign-born students with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, but only a fraction are allowed or encouraged to stay.
It is interesting and germane that the columnist did not address the question of compensation, no? Did Mr. Nassim choose NOT to interview with some Wisconsin firms because they would not meet his salary expectations? Do other "best and brightest" immigrants do the same? We'll never know, will we?
But here's the capper:
...Aren't immigrants taking jobs from native-born citizens? Not in the case
of scientists, engineers and technicians, who remain in short supply
nationally due to decades of decline in the production of American-born
students in those fields. ...
Mr. Still flat-out ignores the fact that the "short supply" of native-born STEM people has to do precisely with the compensation afforded those individuals vis-a-vis the cost of obtaining their education. Repayment of college loans for a US education is a monster burden, and as long as foreign-born H1-B STEM grads can undercut salary requirements due to college-cost differentials...well, do the math yourself.
The case of Mr. Nassim is cynically used in a fashion reminiscent of Shrillary's "...it's for the chillllruuun!!" ravings, and the columnist goes on to elide pertinent but inconvenient facts.
That is a good definition of propaganda, friends.
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This guy is a fucker. I can throw a stone and hit fifty qualified and duly experienced US born citziens unemployed and displaced from their IT jobs. His article is bullshit, he is part of the problem selling Amercan IT boys down the river, and he should be guillotined as a traitor to true Americans everywhere.
You and Daddio are embarrassments.
Add this guy to the long list of Americans who Saint wants executed for the good of his America.
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