U.S. vote on foreign graduates illustrates immigration deadlock

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    TheQuestion

    But Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat who acts as a sort of party spokesman on immigration, said that while there is consensus that STEM visas are important, “if you support this bill, you are saying that one group of immigrants is better than another and one type of educated, degree-holding person and their work is more important than another’s.”

    Well...yeah. That's kind of the point. America has a problem in that it has tons of high-tech job opportunities but no people to fill those positions because they all want to become teachers, lawyers, and doctors because those are the professions they've been taught are desirable and respectable. I make good money in corporate compliance and attestation and it was an easy job to get, I was virtually unchallenged.

    The teaching and healthcare industries are flooded to the point that young graduates stampede over each other to get unpaid internships when there are good paying jobs in the fields of engineering, technology, and finance that sit vacant for months and pick up whoever takes the bait. I say we take advantage of these well prioritized people and welcome them and their skill sets.

    Don't get us wrong, we'll still take your poor and your sick, but if you want to send us your bright and ambitious that's cool too.

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    Noliving

    But Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat who acts as a sort of party spokesman on immigration, said that while there is consensus that STEM visas are important, “if you support this bill, you are saying that one group of immigrants is better than another and one type of educated, degree-holding person and their work is more important than another’s.”

    And what is wrong with that again?

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