In my comments yesterday on the Senate hearing, I noted that most of the senators were viewing the issue of foreign tech workers through an “Intels are heroes while Infosyses are scoundrels” lens. They believe that mainstream firms like Intel use H-1B and green card programs responsibly, while the IT services (rent-a-programmer) firms such as Infosys abuse it. Most senators at the hearing seemed in particular to support granting special immigration privileges to foreign students, the favored group of the “Intels.”
This view is incorrect; actually, abuse of the foreign tech worker programs pervades the entire industry. My theme in this posting is that the “Intels” often give hiring preference to foreign students and other foreign workers over … Read the full story by Norm Matloff.