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High-Tech’s Sketchy Claims for More Foreign Workers


Why do Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Oracle want to hire foreign high-tech workers instead of qualified U.S. workers? They won’t admit it, but it is because they can—and do—pay them less. That’s why they are pushing so hard for a series of amendments from Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) that would remove provisions in the immigration bill under consideration that give qualified U.S. workers the first shot at those high-tech jobs.

Not only do they want to shut the door on U.S. workers, they want to be allowed to import even more low-wage/high-tech workers under what is known as the H1B visa program. The Hatch amendment...