GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, are you afraid of a little competition?

What is wrong with the people of India or the people of any country creating jobs for their own people in their own country?

I think it is great.

What I am hearing from you is that you don’t think Americans have The Right Stuff and I find that sad coming from one of our corporate leaders.

We have the stuff.

We were innovating long before the H-1B scam was implemented in 1990 by a bunch of shysters.

We will be innovating long after the shysters and our corporate and government leaders that have sold us out are long gone.

The H-1B visa program — which enables U.S. companies to hire high-skilled foreign workers — has become a political lightning rod but remains essential for American companies to hire the technical talent they need to compete on a global scale, said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving.

“We do not produce enough technically qualified candidates in this country,” he said. “You can’t take an 18-month training program and produce a machine-learning scientist.”

President Donald Trump may soon sign an executive order revamping the H-1B visa system which, along with a related program, makes 85,000 temporary work visas available each year and is widely used by U.S. tech companies to fill technical roles. A draft executive order suggests existing policies prioritize foreign workers and aims to make sure the programs instead safeguard and emphasize “the jobs, wages and well-being of United States workers.”

 Irving was particularly concerned about overseas competition.

The American university system is good at training foreign workers for tech jobs, and it is essential that the U.S. government allows them to stay in the country to fulfill U.S. jobs, he said. Otherwise, we train workers from countries like China and India and then send them back to those countries to set up tech ecosystems that compete with Silicon Valley, Irving said.


Are we destroying opportunity for the American Citizen in America?

Why is it that nobody wants to start the conversation with the most important item?

All non-immigrant guest worker programs are designed to import labor that does not exist for jobs that cannot be filled.

The following chart shows the quantity of jobs that America has had since 1939 to present date:

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We as a country hit the highest number of jobs we have ever had in 2007 before this recession.

That point is marked by the red line.

As you can see, we only went above that line in 2015 and 2016 and the data has once again topped and headed down.

I think all of us will agree that our population continues to grow.

Which means that we need more jobs for our citizens to be able to provide for their families.

Problem is, our Free Trade Agreements are sending those jobs to other countries which is decreasing the jobs available to our citizens.

And the H-1B non-immigrant guest worker program and others like the L-1 and B-1 among others are importing more and more guest workers which also decreases the jobs available to our citizens as this chart showing only the H-1B visas issued through 2015 will show:

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Which is forcing our older, more skilled workers out of the workforce.

And is destroying the opportunity for all of our citizens to rise above the circumstances of their birth based on the skills that they have to achieve the American Dream.

So tell me, if we do not end the non-immigrant guest worker programs and the Free Trade Agreements, how will we as a country continue to offer the following opportunity to the World and most importantly, our citizens?

The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal” with the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

American Dream – Wikipedia

Virgil Bierschwale

Keep America At Work