My family on the other hand legally immigrated here and settled around the Comfort Texas area.
They did not go to Washington DC saying that they need the ability to hire people who are NOT Americans.
No, if they needed somebody, they hired their neighbors in their community and they worked side by side with other immigrants to make America the best damn country in the World.
Yet their story will not be told by the media that bends over backward to tell your story.
Why is that?
Could it be that you are using the deep pockets of FWD.us to fund your stories?
Billhardt recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee as an immigrant entrepreneur, about the economic benefits provided to the country by the H-1B visa program, according to TheHill. He said that he worked hard and built his company in the country. He is also an ambassador for the Austin FWD.us chapter.
When you testified in front of our Senate you stated that you were not interested in hiring Americans in America unless they are a “Cultural Fit”.
Why is that?
Are Americans in America not good enough for you?
And one more point about Billhardt: In his verbal statements during the hearing, he said that it wasn’t enough for an American applicant to his firm to have the desired technological skill sets. No, what is also crucial, Billhardt said, was that the applicant be a “cultural fit” into Billhardt’s team. A quick glance at Billhardt’s YOUNG team would seem to indicate that the culture he was referring to was that of 20-somethings, with maybe the odd 32-year-old being marginally acceptable. He may have one or two older accountants, say, but older programmers need not apply. Once again, the age issue is central to H-1B, a tragically overlooked point by not only Congress but also even the critics of the H-1B program.
Billhardt’s testimony, of course, repeats the claim that “for every 100 H-1B workers, an additional 183 jobs are created for workers born in the United States.” omitting mention of the fact that this figure is from an industry-sponsored study. Sadly, none of the senators called him on that point.
Funny thing is, Austin’s NPR Station KUT 90.5 will tell your story, but they will not tell the story of the American Families like Gene Nelson, or Craig Diangelo, or Art Grant, or Mike Emmons or any of the other American families who have had their futures destroyed by the H-1B non-immigrant guest worker visa.
Why is that?
Are they actively working to destroy the future of Americans in America so that they can satisfy your need to destroy everything my forefathers and the rest of Americans died to make sure that opportunity existed in America for Americans and those who wanted to legally become Americans?
All I can say is you should hang your head in Shame Bjorn for actively working to destroy opportunity in America for our citizens and legal immigrants.