Senior Consultant, Comtech Services, Inc.
January 20, 2004
In the face of offshore outsourcing and unprecedented lay offs of American workers, the administration has hit upon a brilliant idea. For those jobs that require face-to-face consultation or product intelligence that is difficult to outsource, less expensive workers can be admitted to the U.S.?! Is the practice akin to “codified serfdom,” as one reader who responded to the online article commented? Is it good news for the American economy? Or is it just more bad news for the American high-tech worker?
According to John Miano, founder of a software programmer advocacy group, the Programmer’s Guild, “it