As many of you know, I have taken up quite a bit of space in these columns talking about the need to educate and train American computer and technology professionals (rather than export our tech jobs abroad or import foreign workers), but recent remarks by Bill Gates have brought up another interesting angle.

The March 17 issue of Computerworld reported that the Microsoft chairman asserted before Congress recently that U.S. companies may lose jobs if they can’t bring in “world-class engineers” from abroad via more H-1B visas.

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