I write this historical account so that you can appreciate the humor of a blog post on the Wall Street Journal website written by the former publisher of CIO Magazine.
The blog laments the drop in H-1B workers, celebrates the talent from India and China, and whines about a “widening skills gap”.
Yet it is the countries that supply H-1B workers that have the skills gap.
American computer programmers are much higher skilled than their Indian and Chinese counterparts celebrated in the Wall Street Journalblog. Employers can find higher skilled workers at average American schools than they can among the elite schools in India and China.
The last two years had shown a slight decline in the number of applications. The rise now reflected, even if minuscule, shows that despite the restrictive policies of the Trump administration, interest in this work visa has not waned, even though large Indian tech companies have over the past few years had ramped up hiring … Read moreUS receives 2 lakh H-1B applications, recording 5% rise over previous year