Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Is Cruz Changing His Tune on H1-B?

Last night's discussion of 'the immigration issue' was--as usual--confined to low-wage/low-skilled illegals from Mexico.  But last night, Cruz' language on "immigration" was interesting, and may signal a change of his tune on S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) H1-B immigration through his mention of other (professional) immigrants flooding the job market:

..."I can tell you, for millions of Americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue. And, I will say the politics of it will be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande. Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press.

"Then, we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation

Well, Ted, we have a 'bunch of IT and engineering' people crossing the border--legally--and you seem to think that that's just fine and dandy.  But up to half of US-citizen S.T.E.M. grads can't find jobs in STEM fields.

That, too, is "a calamity," Ted.  Are you beginning to get the whole picture?

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