If companies can't find talent on U.S. soil, or if it becomes too costly and burdensome, they will move their operations elsewhere. It's in our own best interests to welcome the world's brightest minds and hardest workers into our economy.I could see his point if the private sector was willing to hire workers over 40 for these jobs, but they do not. So it isn't talent they want; it is low wage workers. And since you can't hire software engineers for minimum wage yet, we are clearly short of skilled workers! But then he goes on to discuss unskilled workers:
Immigrants can help bridge a growing skills gap in science, technology, engineering and math - the so-called STEM fields that are vital to a modern, competitive economy.
Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill positions.
Many studies have concluded that the greatest percentage of job growth in the United States through 2020 is expected in low- and moderate-skilled jobs that cannot be automated or outsourced. Services like home health and nursing home care, landscaping and hospitality cannot be provided without capable staff ready to do the work.Maybe if you paid them better than minimum wage?