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Brain Drain, Globaliation, or simply Immigration?

I am confused! When we were kids - the sentiment used to be high against Brain Drain - young talented students migrating to the US for studies and then work. But today, after the government and 'thinkers' realize the amount of benefits that accrue from the Diaspora - the situation has changed .. we are simply calling it a form of 'Globalization'

On the other hand, the country which held the 'Globalization' flag high in the 70s and 80s - the US - is today faced with protests like this. The fight though is not so more on the streets than on the cyber'streets. Yes, anti-immigrant sites in the US are now using Google Bombing in an effort to combat the job-drain problem.

Truthfully, I am on neither side of the debate. In my opinion, where you live, how you live, what kind of jobs you do should depend on
  1. your own likes and dislikes (aren't there several Indian who are today choosing to stay in India than migrate?)
  2. on your talent and its value in the market (if there was no value for the Indian techie in the US market - they would never have gone there isn't it?)
  3. your own value system (if you are still against brain drain - stick to your own nation!)
And, if the American economy is really faced with and unemployment crisis for its citizen, I think it might be justified in restricting entry to foreigners. (India does this, btw!)

However, I strongly believe in one thing. The internet is a free medium - an epitome of democracy across the world. And like any democracy, any misinformation campaign can only harm its functioning. Hence, to combat any misinformation campaign on the web - I support Peter Jayaraj.

So, here is the link for H1B Official website - the correct one. Do join me and insert a similar link on your own blog, in order to correct the Google results.


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