By John W. Lillpop
Microsoft savant Bill Gates, along with Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett, recently advocated removing "the worldwide cap on the number of visas that could be awarded to legal immigrants who had earned a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States."
In other words, Gates and his fellow billionaires were on the front lines of the immigration wars as advocates for increasing the number of foreigner worked allowed into the USA.
As reported at the reference, Gates, Adelson, and Buffett seem to be on the wrong side of the truth when it comes to the alleged “shortage” of high-tech workers:
Nonpartisan scholars and studies have determined that there is a surplus – not a shortage – of American high-tech workers. Moreover, after a recent Census report found that "74% of those with a bachelor's degree in these subjects don't work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs," the mainstream media may finally be catching on and taking away the high-tech industry's "free pass."
Even more distressing is the fact that Microsoft, personal toy of Bill Gates, has cut the legs out from under 18,000 employees currently working at Microsoft, as reported at the same reference.
Perhaps Gates and his fellow elitists would be better off thinking “America First” when it comes to immigration?