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Facebook/Google should be forced to hire only Americans. At gunpoint if needed.

Facebook/Google should be forced to hire only Americans. At gunpoint if needed.

Quote: (06-05-2018 12:16 PM)MrLemon Wrote:  

Quote: (04-18-2017 09:24 AM)Edmund Ironside Wrote:  


U.S. President Donald Trump will order a full review of the country’s high-skilled immigration visa program tomorrow, part of a continued push to clamp down on companies — including, potentially, some in the tech industry — that hire foreigners instead of Americans.

In a forthcoming executive order, Trump will commission the Department of Homeland Security, which issues the popular H-1B visa, to review the way they are rewarded. The agency is also instructed to suggest reforms so that visas only land in the hands of highly paid, specially skilled applicants, and not foreign workers who might be paid less than their U.S. counterparts.

On its face, Trump’s new directive — a push to “buy American, hire American,” as his aides described it today — does not change the immediate day-to-day working of the H-1B system, which many companies in Silicon Valley support. Instead, at least for the moment, it only opens a formal review of the program.


After months of quiet, however, tech executives, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, received an early warning about Trump’s coming directive on a call last week with Jared Kushner, the president’s top adviser and son-in-law. Kushner convened them and other executives as part of his tech-focused efforts with the White House’s new Office of American Innovation, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

More smoke, no fire so far.

A year later, and the game has gotten interesting. Trump hasn't hit the tech companies like I hoped he would. Yet.

Meanwhile the US public seems to be getting angry at the tech firms. We'll see if this translates into a total shutdown of the H1B program.

For example, if the Trumpista republicans win seats in the coming election, I would not be surprised to see a bill phasing out H1B, let's say over 3 years. Another "Fuck you George Soros" and "Fuck you California" move similar to the tax bill.

Amazon is now on the path to getting royally fucked by BOTH sides of the politics aisle. Bernie Sanders and Trump agree on only 1 thing: they both hate that smirking little fag Bezos. He's like the shrimpy kid in high school that the jocks and the stoners BOTH love to beat up.

And he just gave $2 billion to the "homeless". Oh joy. The everlasting joy of watching a PR fuckup of that magnitude.

So funny every time I read some lame tech bro claiming "there's no law that allows the government to regulate tech companies". Friends....they are the federal government. They MAKE LAWS. If they want to regulate some industry, they just DO IT because they can MAKE LAWS. How hard is this to understand?

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