Does the U.S. still need H-1B programmers? Are current H-1B visa levels too High? by Kim Berry, Prestwood Software
The H-1B program admits perhaps 100,000 foreign programmers to the U.S. each year, all competing directly with American programmers. At the end of 2001, more than 890,000 H-1B workers were employed in the U.S. Meanwhile California companies created only 12,400 new tech positions during that same year. Amid aggressive corporate lobbying, hefty campaign contributions, and unsubstantiated fears of a programmer shortage spawning a massive technology collapse, the annual quota for all H-1B immigrants was tripled from 65,000 to 195,000 two years ago. But even in 1999 there was no shortage: During the summer of 1999 when Intel was actively lobbying for the increase, they had a hiring freeze and their website listed only a few dozen openings throughout the entire U.S. In reality the high tech job market has continued to collapse since 1999, losing an estimated 500,000 technical positions. Yet several thousand foreign programmers are still entering the U.S. each month.
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