"One of President Obama's highest policy priorities is making America energy independent. The president has correctly observed that our reliance on others for essential energy needs is both a source of weakness and an impediment to the development of new technologies that would also strengthen our economy and help the environment.
In much the same way that we have avoided investing in domestic energy sources and new technologies, we have developed an unhealthy reliance on foreign workers to fill our science and technology needs. As technology has become increasingly important to our economy, U.S. companies have spent millions of dollars lobbying for increased access to foreign workers, rather than investing in American workers to fill jobs...."http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/05/opposing-view-invest-in-american-workers.html
Op-ed by Dan Stein, USA Today, 12 May 2009
Updated: Tue, May 19th 2009 @ 3:49pm EDT