[linux-elitists] Re: H1-B

Marc MERLIN marc@merlins.org
Mon Feb 17 22:24:22 PST 2003

On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 04:54:02PM -0800, billy@damaged-world.net wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 08:48:43AM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 08:29:14AM +0000, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > - I personally lost about 500,000 dollars in stock options that I could
> >   actually have sold by not being able to join VA Research as an
> >   employee when I wanted to do so, because I was working for Taos which
> >   was sponsoring me for my green card.
> 	You also missed out on being utterly crushed when the stock you
> 	didn't sell became almost worthless. 
Many sold, I could have too. Either way, I never got the option of doing
> > - I can assure you that I didn't displace any US worker when I went to
> >   Taos: they hired everyone with skill that they could find
> 	s/with skill //

Ok. The ones I knew were tallended, but I'm sure that Taos also had some
more questionable people.

> 	I've worked with quite a few Taos and Ex-Taos people over the
> 	last 3 years, and while many of them were fine Admins, there
> 	were a few I wouldn't let anywhere near my racks. 

I'll buy that.

> 	Open the fucking boarders. If Americans can't compete they don't
> 	deserve the jobs anyway. 

I'm afraid that would be a disaster

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