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  •  H1Bs do not hurt american workers. (1+ / 0-)
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    H1Bs do not hurt American workers, this is a lie repeated by groups like FAIR or NumbersUSA. In fact, 183 jobs are created for US citizens for every 100 H1Bs. This bill helps end many problems with H1Bs, and it allows those workers to switch jobs easily. As it stands now, the H1B cap is set so low that it was filled within days this year. If it is not raised, corporations will simply employ people overseas, to the detriment of the US economy. In fact, Microsoft created a software development center in Canada for the sole purpose of overcoming restrictive US immigration laws.

    •  Do you have any... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...source for the assertion that H1B Visas "create" jobs?

      It can be shown that more immigration increases GDP. But if I hire 5 H1B visa workers instead of 5 Americans, how can that possibly create an additional 4 jobs?

      What is so magical about the foriegn-born worker that he brings 0.83 jobs with him? And how do we know that this fractional job goes to a "US Citizen"?

      And lastly (I don't mean to be vulgar) but what do these "created" jobs pay?

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