has come up with another excellent post: Steve Hamm and Barack Obama Need an Earful from You.
This alerts us all to the interesting fact that Steve Hamm, the Business Week
journalist who just published a celebration of Indiaâ€™s impact on American technology employment (India Could Be the Next Target for Angry Americans Business Week
March 23 2009) has rather bravely asked for comment:Share Your H-1B and L-1 Visa Experience
Iâ€™m inviting anybody who has firsthand experience with such visas to send me detailed examples, in e-mail, of abuses they have seen...
Hammâ€™s email is firstname.lastname@example.orgCarrieâ€™s Nation
has also done excellent work covering the Stealth White House Meeting with Indian IT Delegation.
This was a group from the Confederation of Indian Industry, which came explicitly to lobby for the H-1B program. CN
linked to India Inc gets White House meeting on H1-B visas By Patrick Thibodeau ComputerWorld
March 23 2009 and notes how the extensive Indian media coverage supplies information basically repressed by the US MSM
. (After all, no one important
is bothered by Indian techies flooding in!)CN
also links to
US Values Indiaâ€™s Human Resources: Indian CEOs Told India Journal
Thu Mar 26 2009
On March 19, the delegation met the World Bank President, Robert Zoellick; Richard Holbrooke, Special US Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan; and the Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner. They also met Congressmen, Howard Berman, Chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Gary Ackerman, Chairman, House Subcommittee on Middle-East and South Asiaâ€¦On March 18, the delegation had met Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department. At the White House they met Lawrence Summers, Director of National Economic Council and Michael Froman, Deputy Assistant to the US President Barack Obama and Deputy National Security Adviser.
Nothing in this collection of names gives me any expectation of empathy for - or loyalty to
- ordinary working Americans.
Obama has a thing
about South Asians. According to Steve Sailerâ€™s book Americaâ€™s Half Blood Prince
, he sought them out as friends at Occidental College and roomed with one when he transferred to Columbia (an illegal immigrant whose mother was rude to him! â€“ AHB
P P120). This is no doubt the reason for his reckless
choice - and foolish reinstatement
of the tainted
This will ultimately be a big problem for the Obama Administration.