Also last week NPR did a fair piece on the FWD.us agenda to viscerate the current immigration/H1B discussion; in order to except themselves (as a classic lobbyist move). If I didn't hate Zuckerburg enough before, I certainly do now. He's a freaking zillionaire, while having no concept of actually *working* in the tech field, as a career, and *trying* to grow old in this country while supporting self/family. Yet he's all in favor of rolling over older I.T. workers while importing fresh blood from abroad to support his business, at lower costs.
But let's not simply single Mark out. Let's also add LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, Dropbox's Drew Houston and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to the list of those supporting FWD.us.
Miano is a former programmer. Now he's a lawyer who represents displaced tech workers. He blogs for the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that's decidedly right-wing. But for now, groups like this are just about the only ones opposing the increase in tech worker visas. Miano says with tech giants like Facebook teaming up with well-heeled liberal groups, he doubts his views will get much of a hearing on Capitol Hill. Martin Kaste, NPR News.
Kudos to Elon Musk for dropping out of this %$#@! lobbying group. This is just another example of extremely wealthy people working to buy influence with the best government money can buy.