The illogic of the new border security measure goes in several different directions. Here is one more. We want immigrants to stand in line and come to the country legally. Yet to increase border security we will now make it harder for you to get in that line in the first place.
The cost of the legislation is offset by a hefty increase in fees paid primarily by technology companies that hire highly skilled foreign workers under the H1B visa program.
Those firms with more than 50 workers and with more than 50% of those employees from abroad would see the current $320 fee per visa application jump to $2,000. Backers of the fee increase argued that it would help create more U.S. jobs in competitive sectors like technology.
Good--we don't want all those annoying Ph.D.s coming to our country anyway.