The solution is aggressive immigration control, especially deportation of most immigrants at this point. Legal or illegal, doesn't matter.
So you want to deport legal immigrants :)
Ha ha... That's just stupid, by the very definition of legal..
government in Tennessee cracked down on immigration violations, suddenly businesses that relied on low and unskilled workers
Few IT jobs are occupied by low and unskilled workers... Why don't you take unenlightened anti-immigration rant somewhere else...
the real question is how many H1Bs are actually doing exceptional work versus simply being cheaper?
I'm an H1-B, relocated from Denmark, working in SF, and I can assure you that I'm not cheaper :)
.....we could free up several hundred thousand jobs that should be going to Americans.
If my H1-B was revoked I would move to an EU office for the same company, doing the same job, at approximately same salary.
My point is this, Silicon Valley can't be the tech hub, if people can't immigrate, in fact the hassle of getting a visas today is enough I wouldn't care if the company didn't hire paper pushers to do the work.
With respect to job availability, I see emails from recruiters trying to get me to go to a job interview every week...
It's not my impression that there is an abundance of skilled IT workers.