Do you believe that importing large numbers of science and technology workers (H-1B visa) discourages Americans from pursuing these careers?
The best estimates, based on new visa admissions and renewals, puts the numbers of H-1B workers in the U.S in 2009 at between 600,000 and 650,000 and the number of L-1 visa holders at 350,000 -- that puts a million foreign guest workers in the United States, largely in STEM industries, while the federal government has not demonstrated the capacity to identify the need for such workers, or to ensure employer compliance with the provisions of these guest worker programs. And the tech industry is calling for a major expansion of guest worker programs.34 votesAdminShawn Otto (cofounder & author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting The Assault on Science, ScienceDebate.org) responded
fixed typo, although this appears somewhat redundant to a similar question.
Do you consider other world powers to be in cooperation or competition with American technology and innovation?
Do we share or hide our science and innovation? Which countries do we work with and which do we not?4 votes
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