6 months ago
Speaking as a computer engineer whom has 25+ years of experience I watched my career be systematically destroyed by the corporations that what wanted cheap labor. The computer field is a wasteland today outside of companies like Google or Apple. Before someone expounds about Silicon Valley - this is only a percentage of the computer people in the country. Even in the Valley there are tons of foreigners on visas.
Today if you go into any company in the US, I can guarantee with certainty that pretty much their entire IT department is Indian. The non-Indian Americans are a minority everywhere you go now. This didnt just happen and these people that came here are not the best and brightest despite what the media would like you to believe.
I remember a time when you went into any company in the US the computer people were ALL Americans. And I dont even mean white, I mean they were American citizens. That my friends is long gone thanks to the H1B. Prior to Y2K corporations systematically brought thousands of them here to work on the problem as there was supposedly a shortage of computer people.
After Y2K it accelerated. Companies realized they had a giant pool of cheap labor. I watched company after company systematically get rid of all their American employees by either hiring people on H1B visas or outright shipping the jobs offshore.
I am now seeing the H1B problem expanding into other areas like finance and accounting. If you complain about it the first thing they do is call you a racist. You are supposed to cheer lead your destruction. Kind of like what the white population is supposed to do in the US. We are supposed to enjoy becoming a minority. Well in the computer field you are already a minority.
With that being said even if they implement this points system what we are effectively doing is bringing in white collar workers by the boatload. This will no longer be unskilled cheap labor. These people are going to go into the hear of whats left of this country's economy. You can bet on it. They are going to pour into every white collar field in this country. For IT people this really wont mean jack as our field is already destroyed but for others that have not had it happen yet, its going to happen to you.
As for the corporations they are already rubbing their grubby hands together with glee about the expanding white collar job pool. They will be able to drive wages even lower.
Bet on it.