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Bush willing to allow more H-1B visas
Express India ^ | 3/14/2003 | Press Trust India

Posted on 03/14/2004 3:01:02 PM PST by lelio

Washington, March 14: US President George W Bush has expressed his willingness to issue 12,000 more H-1B visas to the limit of 65,000 already reached.

At a private reception in Los Angeles earlier this month, Bush told Attorney Paresh Shah that he was unaware about the fact that H-1B cases filed in the year 2003 were being applied to the year 2004 H-1B cap, India Post, an ethnic Indian newspaper reported.

Bush told Shah that he was willing to review a proposal to recapture approximately 12,000 H-1B visas into the current year's H-1B cap, the report said.

This would allow the H-1B category to reopen in this current fiscal year until the recaptured H-1B spots are exhausted.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; gop; h1b; immigration; offshoring
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Granted this is from a newspaper in India that would like to see more H1b visas.
1 posted on 03/14/2004 3:01:03 PM PST by lelio
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To: lelio
Good morning America !!!!!

2 posted on 03/14/2004 3:02:08 PM PST by traumer (Even paranoids have enemies)
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To: lelio
Yep
3 posted on 03/14/2004 3:02:45 PM PST by international american
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To: lelio
If President Bush does this, that is 12,000 less Americans who have jobs.

And so Bush can kiss his re-election hopes goodbye.
4 posted on 03/14/2004 3:05:49 PM PST by rogueleader
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To: rogueleader
Politically, I think it would be stupid to do this. The best thing to do is practice benign neglect. i.e. don't do anything. If it becomes a campaign issue, look for the level to be cut, not raised.
5 posted on 03/14/2004 3:09:37 PM PST by glorgau
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To: lelio
This is one way to combat outsourcing. It will bring them here, give them decent wages, and we can collect taxes from them that would be lost if their jobs were outsourced to other countries. Because they are working at higher wages here, they will be able to send plenty of money back home which will offset the (their country of origin's) loss of income due to not having the jobs shipped there through outsourcing from here. Everyone wins.
6 posted on 03/14/2004 3:12:09 PM PST by templar
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To: lelio
It seems that in Bush's world there's jobs that Americans won't do and jobs that they will do -- and he wants to bring in lower paid foreigners to do both.
7 posted on 03/14/2004 3:24:22 PM PST by lelio
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To: rogueleader
If President Bush does this, that is 12,000 less Americans who have jobs.

The fact that Americans are losing their jobs hasn't stopped him yet. Why would he change? Both sides show a contempt for the American worker. We have the best politicians corporate money can buy.
8 posted on 03/14/2004 4:46:47 PM PST by ETERNAL WARMING (SHUT THE DOOR IN 2004!)
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is this guy totally clueless or what?

can he do this by executive order, or does Congress have to stop this?
9 posted on 03/14/2004 4:51:03 PM PST by oceanview
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To: lelio
It's frightening to me that Bush continues to go against policies that are good for America. He either has to blind to the danger this country is facing by his open borders policy, and blind to the number of jobs being outsourced and given away to foreigners, or else there is something really sinister about what is happening in our government now.

He seems blind to the hysteria he is causing his core voters. He scares me to death because I can just see Kerry winning, and Kerry will outsource our security to the UN. Oh well, let Vincente Fox deal with it. He'll be our coPresident in 04, no matter who wins.

10 posted on 03/14/2004 5:00:43 PM PST by swampfox98 (Beyond 2004 - Chaos! 200 million illegals waiting in the wings)
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To: lelio
Thanks George.

Bush-Clinton-Bush Era needs to end.

We need a patriot like Reagan. At least he cared about American workers.
11 posted on 03/14/2004 5:19:03 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (" Permitting homosexuality didn't work out very well for the Roman Empire")
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To: lelio
!

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12 posted on 03/14/2004 5:24:04 PM PST by Dominic Harr
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To: lelio
The bots haven't invaded this thread yet? Amazing!
13 posted on 03/14/2004 5:27:17 PM PST by Doohickey ("This is a hard and dirty war, but when it's over, nothing will ever be too difficult again.)
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To: oceanview
Somehow I get the feeling Bush doesn't really want to win.
14 posted on 03/14/2004 5:54:44 PM PST by AM2000
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he just doesn't have any input from "real people" on this issue. there is likely some business group or monied corporate interest telling him they "are desperate to hire workers to expand their business, and they can't find any". and he has idiots like Snow, Mankiw and Evans on his economic team who don't filter this kind of stuff and explain to him that every H1B that is brought in, takes the job of an American.

do you think this proposal would pass if Lou Dobbs were Treasury Secretary?
15 posted on 03/14/2004 6:23:39 PM PST by oceanview
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To: lelio
In a related story:

'Special skills draft' on drawing board Computer experts, foreign language specialists lead list of military's needs

16 posted on 03/14/2004 6:41:11 PM PST by sixmil
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Foreign workers sending money back home is tantamount to foreign aid. The ability to send money out of country is cheaply is a very important bargaining chip for Mexico to sign the FTAA. There is at least $32 billon going to mexico, central and south America every year, money if earned by Americans would stay in our economy and contribute to our economy and infrastructure.

America and Americans lose when there is a large body of foreign workers and a large outflow of American dollars to foreign countries.
17 posted on 03/14/2004 6:48:06 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: lelio
Bastard!

not you lelio...

18 posted on 03/14/2004 6:50:53 PM PST by null and void (Paranoid? Me? I sure hope so...)
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On this issue, it is clear that Bush favors IT corporations over IT workers. Not just by a little, but 100% behind the corporations. Since there are far more IT people than IT corporations, I would guess that Bush loses the IT vote, but Kerry is probably no different except that he talk about it, but still back corporations.
19 posted on 03/14/2004 7:08:23 PM PST by sixmil
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Desperate unemployed workers will latch on to any slim reed of hope Kerry offers.

This demographic might be just large enough to sway the election - especially if Bush is seen as helping take jobs away from Americans.

He will be. Kerry and cronies will see to that.

And in a political year perception isn't just reality it compels reality...

20 posted on 03/14/2004 7:17:07 PM PST by null and void (Paranoid? Me? I sure hope so...)
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