"Leave immigration alone. Until we can get an administration that has a head on their shoulders this administration would screw this up too. It's only making news because big corporations are behind it. There is plenty of smart brilliant people in the USA that can and will do the work." -- Ken S., Georgia
"When I read comments like the US does not have to bring in immigrants, and it only needs to train Americans, I think people are not seeing this problem in a bigger context. My wife and I happen to be engineers, as my father, grand father, and great grand father, and we happen to be non-Americans. The problem that America and most of the Western civilization faces (eg Germany, Canada, UK have the same problem) is that Americans, Germans, etc. don't want to become engineers. Sure, there was a bit of a surge, but that brought enrollment to back to 1984 levels. Though corporations need more technical savy people, the reality is that the engineering and the sciences are hard and they don't pay as well as say, a lawyer. So Americans, Germans, etc. study to become lawyers, or MBA because they see a brighter future. I don't blame the kids, I blame the system. Here is something to think about. Why are there not more scientific and engineering people in government? Why are there oodles of MBA's, lawyers, poli-sci, etc? Sure, technical people have not always been in the foreground, but these days it has become bad! Until society considers technical people as being more than geeks countries will have to import technical people." -- Christian G.
"I believe that our children are our future and that we should focus on educating them at school and at home. If we had been doing this and placing more value on education in math and science we would not need to ask this question." -- Peter L., Florida
"The policy should be to reduce the number if immigrants – there are plenty of American workers – business just want to get cheap workers. Salaries for some professional workers have been severely held down by cheap foreign workers. Who can afford to go to college for 4 years, 6 years or longer for professional degrees and then not be able to get good jobs? The tax break for college is only $4000/year for tuition. I know - I’m just helping my kids with income tax preparation. The whole system needs rework. College costs are way too expensive. Then jobs are given to immigrants!!!" -- Marvin P., Oklahoma
"Bill Gates had it right: allow an unlimited amount of the best and brightest, with minimal restriction. If we don’t hire them, another country will be happy to take them in. Our current short-sighted policies demean what made this country so diverse and vibrant (immigrants). Pretty soon, we will be begging people to cross the border just so we can get all the work done." -- Kenneth B., California
"There is a disconnect between the government, Wall street and Main street. The latest quarterly stock price is not the holy grail. We need to take care of our own people. We have IT folks in this country that are looking for work." -- Leslee S.
"We should not change the current laws. We need to change our education system so the primary focus is switched from political correctness and social engineering to the technical, scientific, and business areas." -- Mark H., Colorado
"This is crazy. The U.S. doesn't need to change immigration policy to let more foreign workers in. The U.S. needs to improve its school system so that U.S. workers are capable of doing these high tech jobs." -- Grant Z., Georgia