When you hear stories about the shortage of science and technology workers think about this:
From the perspective of five laid-off Disney IT workers, all of whom agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, Disney cut well-paid and longtime staff members, some who had been previously singled out for excellence, as it shifted work to contractors. These contractors used foreign labor, mostly from India. The laid-off workers believe the primary motivation behind Disney’s action was cost-cutting.
“Some of these folks were literally flown in the day before to take over the exact same job I was doing,” said one of the IT workers who lost his job. He trained his replacement and is angry over the fact he had to train someone from India “on site, in our country.”
The total number of workers who were replaced was something between 120 and 200. IMO this is an abuse of the H-1B or L-1 visa and the law should be amended accordingly.
Meanwhile, why should an American kid study hard subjects like science or technology? They’d be better off spending their time on easier courses. Their earnings will be capped by whatever a foreign worker is willing to accept.