Before joining the race to be the next Governor of California, Meg Whitman (Republican) helped John McCain during his failed Presidential bid. While answering one reporters question, Whitman spoke for herself, in favor of the H-1B Visas that allows US employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. One criticism of the H-1B program, especially in Silicon Valley, has been its role in replacing U.S. workers with much cheaper immigrant workers. Many people would hope that during these difficult economic times, the next Governor of California will care more about employing, not displacing, well qualified US citizens and California residents. There is a huge reservoir of high tech college graduates here, that would love to work.
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