Silicon Valley to Americans: Drop Dead

Silicon Valley oligarchs come to the immigration debate with considerable advantages. Aside from the obvious giant bags of money, there’s the perception (often correct) that they’re wizards responsible for breathtaking innovation and economic growth.

So when they say they need ever-greater numbers of indentured code-jockeys from abroad because there aren’t not enough Americans available, they’re taken seriously (even though the real motivation is simply cheap labor).

This gullibility is all the more prevalent in Congress, many of whose members don’t even know how to turn their computers on (let alone send e-mail).

But the Silicon Valley oligarchs also have a disadvantage: the inability to hide their contempt for American workers.

Joe Green, for instance, at the time head of Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg’s anti-borders lobbying group, said last year that foreign workers were simply better than Americans…

  • It’s still happening in Canada, the TFW program is a joke, a bad one.

    Immigration is used to suppress wages, nothing more.

  • eMan14

    And everyone knows that Filipino’s only know how to pour a cup of coffee. But I must say that I have noticed a difference in service in Tim Horton’s lately. It was slow to start, but picking up.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They are cheaper. That is all they are.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What’s funny is that in IT it’s the American workers who delude themselves that they’re the best in the world, which is why efforts at collective bargaining have always and will always fail.