1. Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts | masslive

    Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts | masslive

    “Changing the H-1B visa program will impact Boston and Massachusetts to a greater extent than they will many other parts of the United States,” Kerr said. “We’re a place that has always relied a lot on immigration in science and other technology. Our schools have lot of immigrants who graduate from them and want to stay in the United States.”

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    1. It's very difficult because I've been here now for 10, 11 years and built my life around here.
    2. Changing the H-1B visa program will impact Boston and Massachusetts to a greater extent than they will many other parts of the United States.
    3. Especially in the STEM field, we're just not graduating enough U.S. workers to meet the demand.
    4. People tend to look at it as a qualified immigrant is maybe taking the job of another qualified citizen.
    5. You put these things together, what it suggests is the industry has a ready supply of guest workers, and there's no particular need to raise wages because you can get the workers you need from a low wage country as long as Congress is willing to give them to you.
    6. These workers allow high tech companies…to grow.
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