Monday, August 17, 2015

Trump's H1-B Platform

Norm Matloff is a Democrat, but he's honest.

...Trump’s proposals for handling illegal immigration are vintage Trump, some sensible, some off-the-wall, but on H-1B, the man gets an A+. I’ve never seen any politician, even Tom Tancredo, put up such an effective platform as Trump has. He decries that most of the visas go to the bottom two (out of four) wage levels in the legal requirements for H-1B, recognizing that the unrealistic prevailing wage law is at the heart of the problem. He insists that employers be required to give hiring priority to Americans. Most important to me is that, at least as stated, these provisions would go a long way to stem the visa abuse by not only the “Infosyses” (rent–a-programmer firms) but also the Intels, who are just as culpable. One nice added touch: He refers to pro-H-1B Senator Rubio as “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator.” ...

One blog-observer (maybe at Ace's place) suggested that the Other Pubbies running for President should pay a LOT of attention to which Trump positions get the crowds excited and simply snatch them instead of stamping their widdle feet and attempting to defend the indefensible or, like Walker on immigration, spewing well-practiced meaningless bullshit.

As if. 

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