Sunday, September 7, 2008

Barack on H1B proposals

Times of India has been circulating a rather interesting rumor that Barack Obama is anti H1B visa and would stop the H1B program.

This is an interview with Barack Obama that suggests he has a more nuanced explanation. Here's a summary:
  • He supports a temporary increase in the number of H1Bs.
  • He supports making H1B automatically available for immigrants who come to the US to study. In fact, some Democrats want faster route to Green card for them.
  • He wants to make investments in education to make it unnecessary to hire people with bachelors degree from abroad.
In any event, immigration is a radioactive topic at the moment, so I'd treat all pronouncements at the moment with a pinch of salt.

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