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H1-Bs again: WSJ.com - Businesses Make a Push For High-Skilled Foreign Workers
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 14:55:40 -0400
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From: Suzanne Johnson <sjohnson () pobox com>
Date: April 6, 2006 11:49:35 AM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Fwd: H1-Bs again: WSJ.com - Businesses Make a Push For High-
Skilled Foreign Workers
possibly for IP....
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 08:41:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: reece () pobox com
For IP. The reason is I think the opening statement:
"Last year, Stanford University awarded 88 Ph.D.s in electrical
engineering, 49 of which went to foreign-born students...."
begs a question about admission policies and the shortage of native
engineering grads. Did Stanford get only 39 applications from US
citizens who met its minimum eligibility requirements? Or did it
turn down eligible US citizens in favor of foreigners with sexier
applications? For 30 years I've been hearing it gets 10-20X more
applications than there are slots so I suspect it's the latter.
It's a private school and can do pretty much what it wants but I
think the question is quite relevant to taxpayer-supported schools
By the way, pardon my xenophobia, but have you noticed that the
only time you see or hear the words "indispensable" or "talent"
associated with members of the American workforce it's only with
regard to the foreign ones?
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- H1-Bs again: WSJ.com - Businesses Make a Push For High-Skilled Foreign Workers David Farber (Apr 06)