Agus August 26, 2013 7:07 pm

1) CIOs and CFOs have a right to know about the legality of their ositne personnel. Do you know of any CIOs with an audit program in place to guarantee legality, or any service provider who provides that information to clients? I for one have never heard of this occurring. I'm not sure CIOs have a legal right to know, or that service providers are going to share. If it's not in the contract and not enforced, it means nothing. 2) All service providers use all the various immigration visas. No, not all. There are still American service providers that hire American talent. But unfortunately that is probably the exception and what you have described is the rule. 3) Unemployment in IT is running at half the US average – we need these skills. IT unemployment is double the historical average of IT workers and far higher than professionals in healthcare, law, and finance. It may be on the mend, but things aren't as rosy as you portray for IT workers. Many have fallen off unemployment statistics because they have been unemployed for so long. We need to get our people back to work. Instead of saying we need those skills you should more accurately say that you want those workers willing to accept less pay because that is what this is about more often than not. That's not speculation or opinion, rather a fact backed by a host of studies and even the GAO. Most of these workers have less than five years of working experience. So where is the skills gap you speak of? 4) Having global project experience is critical for US IT professionals. We should be fighting to bring global service business here, not allowing it to leave our shores because of unfair tax and immigration policies. The status quo (something you appear to support) has brought us record trade deficits and converted our surplus trade in services to a deficit. What we need is a healthy dose of nationalism. Not the type of nationalism where we invade other countries and enrich the defense industry, but the type of nationalism where CEOs, union bosses, and workers in this country start caring about our national economic prosperity. Offshoring and displacement of our own people through in-sourcing is jeopardizing our national standing. You globalists have failed us, and you continue to fail us.