Shortage of Tech Workers

The Hill reports that Microsoft, hilariously short of developers, is lobbying the government to let tech firms pay a ransom bribe fee to the federal government in exchange for letting Microsoft (and other tech firms) hire foreign workers here in the U.S..

This is an important issue because if our government continues to deport foreign students when they graduate, tech firms will be forced to build their software development offices overseas, where the workers are, where we sent them. This isn’t an issue of jobs for Americans, tech firms have already hired all the available and qualified American workers. This is an issue of whether or not we want the next generation of tech infrastructure built here, or built overseas. We are not giving the tech firms much choice.

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