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Decrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs
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Make sure there is no "brain drain" and that the jobs that need to be filled are filled. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Brandermill, VA
Decrease and tighten up the program on the employer end. Far too many employers are firing people to hire these immigrants at a reduced rate of pay, or hiring them when there's qualified Americans going jobless. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Mountain Park, GA
If there are high-skilled jobs needing filling, get them filled, regardless if it's an immigrant or a citizen. This goes along with the need to up our education. Why on earth are we not producing the kinds of high-skills that we need?. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Cresco, IA
There had been limits on the hiring of foreign workers if US applicants were available. It is difficult to set an enforceable standard where the employers determine only a foreign worker can meet the job needs. Given how many of our jobs have been lost,... 2 years ago from a Democrat in Thornton, CO
Increase the amount. There are so many jobs that high-skilled immigrant workers do that U S citizens would never do even if it meant unemployment for them. Businesses should not take advantage of these high-skilled immigrant workers by paying them cheap... 2 years ago from a Democrat in Algonquin, IL
It should depend upon existing economical climate. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Newburyport, MA