I'm basically an old-fashioned class struggle sort. I think that the famously pro-immigration policies of Microsoft, et al. is driven by the drive to lower labor costs. Forty eight years ago! when I was in the Peace Corps travelling around India by train I met many young engineers who wanted to come to "America proper" because there wasn't work for them at home. They are the core of the vulnerable, employer-dependent programming corps at many U.S. companies; doing the less skilled work of writing code - the grunt work of the industry. - gwc
Congressional Testimony: Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers | Economic Policy Institute
Testimony of EPI Research Associate and Associate Professor of Public Policy at Howard University Ron Hira before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers,” Dirksen Senate Office Building, March 17, 2015.