IBM discrimination settlement undermines argument for doubling immigration

NumbersUSA — The settlement received very little attention but is significant because advocates for doubling future immigration – including high-skilled immigration – have planned a “fall blitz” to pressure the House into conferencing with the Senate immigration bill, S. 744. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is in D.C. this week along with the agriculture lobby to argue immigration doubling is necessary because U.S. employers can’t find U.S. workers.

IBM denied discriminating against U.S. workers. Last August, John Miano of the Center for Immigration Studies (and founder of the Programmers’ Guild) uncovered an email from an IBM hiring manager who wrote that “the cost difference is too great for the business not to look for [H-1B workers]” before looking for Americans… [Read More]