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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve lived there and it’s just extremely difficult in general to get to the level of education and experience you need, not to mention having the necessary aptitude and intelligence, to make the kind of money necessary to thrive in Silicon Valley. Hispanics aren’t at any special disadvantage unless of course they’re not here legally.


5 posted on 03/11/2013 11:52:43 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56
I’ve lived there and it’s just extremely difficult in general to get to the level of education and experience you need, not to mention having the necessary aptitude and intelligence, to make the kind of money necessary to thrive in Silicon Valley.

I used to live and work in Silicon Valley, too, and vouch for every word of that statement. I did well. I not only made more money than I'd ever made in my life, but made more than I'd so much as imagined myself making. I was neck-deep in freelance projects, and as often as I raised my rates, people were glad to pay them.

Concurrently, I was surrounded on all sides by criminals whose very least offense was invading our nation. One driver in five had no insurance. Armed robbery and burglary were rampant. I lost more and more of my civil rights. I paid more and more in taxes, more and more for rent, more and more for insurance, more and more for everything else.

I returned to America in 2002. I missed the beaches several years.

8 posted on 03/11/2013 12:42:41 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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I live here now. I’m a highly skilled and unemployable semiconductor process engineer.

If I had an H1B or were 20 years younger, I could start at any of several dozens of companies tomorrow.

As it is, I can’t even get an interview.


9 posted on 03/11/2013 12:43:24 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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