Image via Wikipedia As Vivek Wadhwa said in Business Week, “For the third year running, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have taken aim at immigrant labor.” It seems that both of these senators want to “reduce the abuse” of the high tech companies that hire cheaper, foreign labor in the place of more expensive, skilled American workers.
Image by Pesky Library via Flickr The New York Times is currently featuring a series on skilled foreign-born workers and their limited access to H-1B visas. The Times raises the question whether these highly skilled foreign-born workers plus foreign students who have finished their degrees in US colleges should get some kind of permanent work status or have to leave
Watch this video, it is a testament to our youth; they will have to come and clean up our mess after us.
Image via Wikipedia See where and how many immigrants settled in the United States thanks to an article in the New York Times.
On March 25th we had a funny, inspiring event at Cooley Godward in Palo Alto with a cool panel of entrepreneurs who are making their mark on Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. We are waiting for the video and will upload it next week. Some statements from the panel: Loic (Seesmic) when asked about his tag line:
While interviewing leaders of Silicon Valley for my book, one of the first people I was really lucky to be able to interview was Eric Benhamou, the CEO of Benhamou Global Ventures and a very respected executive, both here as well as in Israel and France. He was also willing to be part of an event we had on April
Image by jackleg via Flickr Stephen J. Dubner [co-author of Freakonomics] had a contest: Write a six-word motto for the U.S! The winning motto was: Our Worst Critics Prefer to Stay (194 votes) The runners-up were: Caution! Experiment in Progress Since 1776 (134) The Most Gentle Empire So Far (64) votes You Should See the Other Guy (38) Just Like