Post subject: H1B Visas Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 12:49 am
From CEO of Actel...
Why aren't US youth studying science
"The U.S. has installed a cap of 65,000 people. That
cap was met this March for the entire year," he says."Many young people
graduating today from universities with science degrees are foreign
nationals. They are unable to work at an American company without that
visa," he adds. "Companies are unable to apply for additional visas
until October of this year. That means the entire hiring season for
new college grads, from March through summer, has been complicated.
We are unable to hire many of the interesting new college grads coming
out this year."
Why are so many of the engineering grads foreign
nationals? "I wish to heaven I knew," says Robertson. "This country
must figure out ways to motivate more American students to enter engineering
schools to develop the people we need, because these issues cannot stop