It sounds like they want to slow down progress. Increasing the visa cap, will now slow down the progress, it will just push the money out of the US, and pay people less for the work.
Unless they are emplying these workers are inferior to American workers, and wouldn't be able to automate buisness processes.
The real issue is this software automation is replacing the work of what we usually called smart people. People who can remember a lot of facts, do calculations quickly in their head. Or can do their jobs consistently. Those jobs are going to computers. What will be needed now are people who are more creative, who can think outside the box, try and experiment on new ways to do things. Those are the future for jobs.
Our schools and colleges (in and outside the United States) are not doing enough to get people ready for this economy 2.2 (the latest patch to the buggy economy 2.0).