Ending the limits on high tech workers, by removing the quota on the number of H-1 B visas, would be an added benefit to the American economy and add needed high skilled workers to the American labor force. This is a good policy recommendation by Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies.
From George Phillies press release:
“In a high-tech world, America needs the best talent that money can buy,” said Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies. “A half century ago, during what was called the ‘brain drain,’ Europe’s best and brightest moved to America. This meant that our industries and universities benefited enormously from foreign excellence. Now more than ever, America should be open to highly skilled foreign visitors. The H1-B program brings people with extraordinary skills to America. They share those skills with Americans. Quotas barring potential H1-B entrants instead keep those skills abroad, putting American companies at a disadvantage compared with our foreign competitors. Some American companies are forced to open foreign branches, in order to employ the foreigners they cannot bring to America. We should end the H1-B quota system.”
“The H1-B program requires visa holders to return to their native lands within six years,” Phillies noted. “Every one of those people will have lived in America. They will have seen how our way of life brings us unparalleled levels of prosperity and freedom. When they return home, these people become overt agents for the most important Libertarian message: Freedom is the answer. Government of and by the people is the solution.”
“The H1-B program protects foreign workers. The sponsoring company is required to pay the cost of returning each worker to his or her home country, so American taxpayers are not handed a welfare bill for people stranded in America. The H1-B program is an enormous winner for the American people. Our largest industrial competitor already graduates ten times as many engineers as we do. By bringing the best of the best to America, we ensure that their talents benefit us.”