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Under Obama, guest-worker visa policy creates left-right conflict Read m
by The Daily Caller
Wednesday Jan 11th, 2012 7:37 PM
Under the Obama administration, skilled foreign professionals like doctors and software engineers find dim hope in Emma Lazarus’s poetic lamp lifted “beside the golden door.”

Under the Obama administration, skilled foreign professionals like doctors and software engineers find dim hope in Emma Lazarus’s poetic lamp lifted “beside the golden door.” These huddled, high tech masses are, quite often, told by Washington policymakers to consider launching their careers in other countries.

One physician trained in South Africa, for example, recently applied for a visa to work in the U.S. Despite the shortage of skilled doctors in America, the Obama administration failed to grant him “extraordinary worker” status. For him, there will be no work at a pharmaceutical company, no hospital shifts, and no opportunity to start his own consulting firm.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/09/under-obama-guest-worker-visa-policy-creates-left-right-conflict/#ixzz1jDfFBdvu