NFAP of course is an open borders communist front and Staurt Anderson – former immigration lawyer and writer for Forbes is associated.
NFAP is a cheap labor Chamber of Commerce buddy.
Wages have been stagnating for US tech workers for 20 years – if you are American and can even find a tech job in US anymore.
The Dept. of Labor simply stopped counting all Americans out of the workforce more than 6 months – so it could claim everyone had a job. In fact, 5-10 million US tech workers have been replaced and sent to permanent unemployment since 2000. H-1B has caused an economic genocide on American tech workers.
In 1998 American computer engineers made around $150K. Today the number is around $80K – 1/2 of what it was. Adjusted for inflation since 1998, US tech workers should be making around $270K/year today. Even the best paid engineering jobs @ Apple or Google only pay around $130K.
Common sense says any time you increase the supply of something, its price goes down. NFAP seeks to deny and twist the laws of free market economics.
There are only 4 million IT jobs in the US, yet 5 million H-1B workers have been imported to the US since 1998. Wages cannot possibly be increasing for these people. Tech wages cannot possibly be going up.
NFAP and Anderson will make up any wild claim in order to derail the revolt against H-1B.
If you look at the US labor force participation rate from 2000 – when the visas were massively increased, you’ll see nothing but a drop off a cliff.
Real unemployment in IT for Americans before COVID-19 was around 70%, now it’s near 99%. With that many excess unemployed or underemployed US tech workers, wages cannot possibly be rising.
If you read their bios further, you’ll see all of them are globalists with ties to other communist front groups such as OECD. “Economic cooperation” is a codeword for open borders international socialism. Spencer Abraham was also a known Microsoft lobbyist. Cato Institute is also a known pro-H-1B open borders NASSCOM pal. NSF wrote studies in the 1970’s pushing for lower wages for PhDs in science. “Human mobility” is codeword for open borders cheap labor invasions. Even the Chamber of Cheap Labor is involved in NFAP.
NFAP is a cheap labor lobby front. Should be called National Foundation for Cheap Labor.
With biases such as these, Anderson + pals have zero cred.
“Before that Stuart spent four and a half years on Capitol Hill on the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, first for Senator Spencer Abraham and then as Staff Director of the subcommittee for Senator Sam Brownback. Prior to that, Stuart was Director of Trade and Immigration Studies at the Cato Institute“.
“Mark Regets is a Senior Fellow at the National Foundation for American Policy. Mark is a scholar with the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA-Bonn), and the Global Labor Organization. Mark was an economist in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, which produces NSF’s biennial Science and Engineering Indicators. He also has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University; a member of OECD working groups on high skill migration and Chinese human resources; and IZA’s (Germany) representative to the EU’s European Network on Human Mobility“
“Amy Marmer Nice, a Research Fellow at the National Foundation for American Policy, is an independent Immigration Policy Advisor. Nice was an Attorney Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at DHS headquarters from September 2015 to December 2016, working on employment-based immigration regulations, and before that was the Executive Director of Immigration Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from December 2010 to September 2015, where she primarily worked on legislative reforms to business immigration”.
Not one of their articles listed @ https://nfap.com/issues/contributions-of-immigrants/ mentions “Big US Tech Companies Founded By Immigrants” – because for the most part, there are none – they were all created by Americnas.