According to this Computerworld blog post, politicians such as Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are between a political rock and a hard place with their attempts to find immigration reform that will satisfy companies that say they need more access to foreign workers -- while not infuriating voters who see such moves as anti-American.
The answer isn't more H-1B visas, the solution being pushed by Bill Gates and other tech heavyweights, says IEEE-USA.
Instead, the IEEE-USA suggests that the U.S. should expand its EB and F-4 visa programs, which would help employers fill the need for skilled workers, while putting the workers on a footing roughly equal to their American-born counterparts.
In theory, employers would find it tougher to get away with such abuses as underpaying foreign-born workers, one of the problems referenced in a recent Government Accountability Office report on H-1B visas.