His argument is that there simply are not enough smart, educated, and skilled professionals -- computer scientists and engineers in the USA to meet tech employer demands. That means that somewhere else in the world, they are cranking out better people who can meet their needs, even though American college graduates can’t find jobs. Is that right?
Now, from a capitalist executive view, they want superior performers, the best in the world, and they have every right to want to recruit from the global marketplace.
From the American democratic republic view, and with respect for free enterprise, government needs to verify the claim that there are insufficient superior performers in America to fill those jobs.
If that is the case, it is an indictment of our educational institutions and education policies that create such a situation.
Opening the gate to 12 million illegals isn’t what Zuckerberg is talking about. What is it that he really wants?
1. Does he want cheaper high skilled labor? Hiring foreign workers at lower wages will help the bottom line, but what about American higher skilled workers?
2. What specific evidence does Zuckerberg offer to justify the claim that a lack of immigrants is hurting his competitiveness? Show the evidence.
From this article it appears that Zuckerberg wanted a little face time with House leaders because that is good for business.
“THE LEDE: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with GOP House leaders on Thursday, urging them to enact immigration reform legislation.
Zuckerberg made his case to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and others. He met with House Democratic leaders in a separate meeting.
Increasing the number of high-skilled immigrants is a top priority for Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies, who argue that current immigration limits are harming their competitiveness.
Zuckerberg has launched his own political group, FWD.us, to advocate for immigration legislation. The House plans to take up immigration legislation in several pieces, but the issue has been overshadowed recently by the conflict in Syria and battles over the debt.