Skip to comments.Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%
Posted on 03/25/2015 10:01:45 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom
It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Cruz, who announced his presidential bid this morning, once proposed an immediate increase in the base H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. Cruz offered the H-1B increase as an amendment in 2013 to the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill.
[...] Cruz is part of large group of politicians who will not acknowledge the H-1B's visas use in offshore outsourcing or the reality of U.S. workers who are forced to train their visa-holding replacements. In defending this H-1B increase, Cruz cited a study by the American Enterprise Institute, which argued that visa workers create jobs. This organization primarily represents the views of large companies and asset management firms.
(Excerpt) Read more at computerworld.com ...
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Who can you trust? I hope Ted has a good explanation!
He and the AEI may be right, or may be wrong, but the basis for his vote is that it would increase jobs on net.
BTW, I’m not sure I like this or not....but it’s not that you and Cruz disagree on wanting American jobs, just on how to get there.
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And why is computerworld so pleased to report it?
Regardless of the reasons and detail that Cruz is tied to this, he needs to come clean on his view of H1B. I’d be happiest if he said this was not his position, that it evolved, etc., that’d be fine. Especially if he said that so long as there is an American looking for a job, no employer should be allowed to import foreign workers. For most of IT, there is truly no shortage of qualified or easily trained workers. They just come at foreign worker rates.
Increasing the supply with new highly talented labor decreases the price of existing highly talented labor. Thats a pay cut for people currently working in these fields.
However, when the whole economy has many more highly talented people, more total value is created in America, rather than offshored to (say) India. That means capital creation, new business startups, and spin-off jobs in America. That is an increase in the wages and decrease in the costs for everyone else in America.
So, the proposal is a mixed bag. To which group do you belong? The group immediately affected by a pay cut, or the group generally benefitted by having a large talented labor pool HERE rather than THERE?
Im in the former group. So Im harmed.
But lets be clear, America can benefit. People will have policy preferences accordingly.
Well, at least he wants them to come in LEGALLY, and have jobs, unlike 96% of his Senate Frat Brothers who want them to sneak in, then get amnestized and put on the dole.
The proposal particularly cuts the cost of labor for tech companies.
Oops. Correcting above. US workers don’t come with foreign worker discount.
Funny they seem to be using it to hurt Cruz.
Unfortunately such tactics work on the stupid.
We’ve got to stop insisting upon a perfect conservative candidate. We’ve got to stop letting the news media manipulate us in this regard. Every man will have some flaws. But I don’t think we will find anybody as good as Cruz.
I encourage everyone to not be reactive when hearing stories about Ted Cruz. The bad guys are going to do their best to destroy him ... and leave us with Jeb.
Disregard this column and read the facts from Teds site:
I am generally opposed to facilitating more jobs for non-Americans, at the expense of Americans. That said, read the press release on Ted Cruzs site with a level head.
You people will try anything. It’s really pathetic.
In remember the stories about Duncan Hunter supporting open borders. In reality he supported measures that he knew made bills unpalatable for senate democrats. Hunter himself was about as tough on border security as they come.
There is only one explanation. Cruz is bought and paid for by the big business cronies who want the cheap foreign labor.
The sad fact is that virtually every one of the potential Republican candidates are running to the left of where Romney was immigration.
In the other thread, I said this was a dealbreaker, but upon further review, the proposal was all part of the convoluted internal politics of the senate and was known to be never passable.
Ted is back on again. ;-)
The only thing Cruz brings to the table is that he speaks Spanish and is an excellent off-the-script orator. His persona is another story.
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