Many conservatives are against the H1-B....there are many Americans capable of doing the work...but are losing their jobs to non-market wage Indians
If there was a true free-market demand for Indian labor they would be paid the same, or more, than the Americans.
H1-Bs are for liberals in both parties...more of that Economic Anti-Americanism
What exactly is a non market wage? The lowest bidder settles with the highest asker. It’s called supply and demand.
What I see is resentment and a victim attitude on behalf on those that have been laid off, are without work, or think they are underemployed. They want someone to blame, be it white people in management, Indians, Wall Street, rich Republicans, the Jews ...
I have no position on the limit for H1-Bs and I’m not advocating that we increase, or even keep it at the same level, right now. I also agree that those on H1-Bs who have been laid off should go home.
However, the tenor in the H1-B/immigration discussion is what strikes me.
It’s one thing to oppose immigration because immigrants are coming here illegally and are mooching off of our public services (the Bill O’Reilly types). It’s another thing to complain about foreigners taking your job because you’re just not that good at it but you need someone to blame for your lot in life (the Lou Dobbs types).
The Bill O’Reilly types make a good argument. The Lou Dobbs types, ironically, feed into the amnesty crowd by making it seem that illegal immigrants do a better job than lazy Americans.