Reply to post: It's not about the education, stupid....

White House taxes Silicon Valley to skill-up American workers

Mark 85 Silver badge

It's not about the education, stupid....

The visas exist not because there aren't enough bods to fill the jobs (at least when they started issuing them). It was because the citizens who could fill them were, shall we say "pricey". Corporates wanted to cut the pay expense by importing labor and off-shoring others. Unless the "user fee" plus wage of the visa fueled labor is less than the pay for a citizen, companies will just pay the fee and figure they're still saving money.

I seriously doubt that this "plan" won't change anything except create another layer of bureaucracy in the government while making the voters, etc. feel good.

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