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The House of Representatives recently passed H.R.1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. It’s now in the Senate’s Judiciary committee and could be voted on by the full Senate by September. Javanka is said to favor it, so the chances that President Trump will veto it (as he should) are probably low.

众议院最近通过了H.R.1044提案《高技术移民公平法案》。左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]现在该法案已经提交参议院司法委员会,可能在9月由全体参议院投票表决。据说贾万卡(贾里德·库什纳和伊万卡·特朗普)支持该法案,所以特朗普总统否决该法案的可能性很低。

The adjective “high-skilled” is misleading—intentionally so, of course. The immigrants being favored by this act are lower-middle-class drudge workers, mainly computer programmers, most from India and China. They know languages like jaxcript, which anyone with above-room-temperature IQ can learn in 24 hours, or PHP and C++, which I’ll allow are harder but which a few months in trade school will get you capable at.

该法案的形容词“高科技”根本就是一种误导,而且是故意误导。这项法案支持的移民主要是来自印度和中国的中下阶层,干粗活的人,主要是电脑程序员。这些程序员会jaxcript语言,任何智商高于室温的人24小时内就能学会这种语言,有的会PHP和c++语言,我承认这些语言有点难,但在职业学校学几个月也能掌握。

I know whereof I speak. I spent much of my working life doing the kind of work—commercial computer programming—that these immigrants are being brought in to do. It is, indeed, not rocket science.

左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]我知道我在说什么。我工作生涯的大部分时间都在做商业电脑编程之类的工作,而这些移民就是来做这些工作的。这的确不是什么复杂的事。



Once upon a time we had a system of guest-worker visas to fill gaps in the workforce. When the visa expired, the guest worker went back to his home country. In fact, just to get the visa you had to show “non-immigrant intent”—you had to show the visa officer that you didn’t intend to stay in the U.S.A. permanently.

很久以前我们有客工签证来填补劳动力空缺。签证到期后,客籍工人要回到了自己的祖国。事实上,要想拿到签证,你必须证明自己“没有移民倾向”——你必须向签证官表明你不打算永远留在美国。

That’s ancient history now. The rules have been relaxed so that it’s easy to parlay a guest-worker visa into permanent residence—the Green Card—and thence to citizenship.

左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]那已经是过去的事了。这些规定已经放宽,所以客工签证很容易变成永久居留证“绿卡”,然后再成为美国公民。

There are still currently, though, limits on the number of visas that any particular country can get in a given year. H.R.1044 eliminates those country caps. The incoming workforce, taking jobs that American college graduates should be taking, will be even more overwhelmingly Indian and Chinese.

不过,特定国家在特定年份获得签证的数量仍然受到限制。H.R.1044法案取消了国别限额。即将到来的劳动力,将抢走美国大学毕业生的工作,而这些劳动力大部分都会是印度人和中国人。

In the general matter of bringing in foreign labor, I limp up once more to offer my proposal that we submit the whole process to the Law of Supply and Demand. Visas for guest workers in any line of work should be issued only when there is a clear and persistent shortage of native-born workers, signalled by a dramatic and prolonged rise in the wages on offer to such workers.

左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]在引进外国劳工这个问题上,我再次弱弱地提出我的建议:引进外国劳工应该符合供求规律。不管哪个行业,只有本国工人明显持续短缺,签证才能发给这个行业的外来工人。这种短缺表现为工人的工资长期大幅上涨。

Even then I’d want a decent time to let Americans take up the slack.

左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]即使那样,我也希望能大方地让美国人来收拾残局。



But, of course, they might vote Republican. And we can’t have that.

左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]当然,他们可能会投票给共和党。左右棋牌游戏_[官网入口]不能让他们这么做。