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1) Tech talent alarm sounded (7/22/2001): >"I am not shocked by the content of the Mercury News' recent article >``Tech Talent Alarm Sounded'' (July 22). However, I am shocked that >Congress and much of the media are accepting the pro-immigration lobby >``party line'' without question. > >The cold, hard truth is this: Many U.S. companies have outsourced their >talent-recruitment to third parties who refuse to hire qualified U.S. >scientists, programmers and engineers because they are perceived to cost >more than imported H1-B replacements. > >There is actually a huge surplus of high-tech brains in America, but we >have zero social capital. That is why we can be discriminated against with >impunity. I personally spent seven years in poverty while looking for >high-tech employment. How did I escape? By removing my Caltech master's >degree and my six years of NASA experience from my application. > >By pretending to be a mediocre worker instead of a genius, I was suddenly >offered work by the same companies that had refused to consider me before. > >Yes, in the 21st century it has become necessary to lie on the résumé and >pretend to have lower qualifications in order to avoid being discriminated >against by the anti-genius, anti-U.S.-worker high-tech establishment. > >Tom Nadeau >Dickson, Tenn.

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