Monday, March 23, 2009

In Defense of the H-1B Visa

In an op-ed in Forbes Lily-Hayes Kaufman writes that Section 1611 of the stimulus bill, also known as the Employ American Workers Act (EAWA), serves to minimize "an international mix of perspectives and minds in the workplace" and "is the first step towards diminishing the opportunity to discover a solution, which might actually help us get out of this mess". Ms. Kaufman argues that "It is irresponsible to cut out talented people with valuable minds at a time when our country and failing businesses need it most. While the U.S. taxpayers may, arguably, be the source for the bailout funds, there is no reason that we should limit who is hired to provide the solutions."

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