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Professor Slams ‘Sleazy’ Closed-Door High Tech Lobbying Briefing

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Breitbart News – Caroline May

A University of California at Davis professor says a closed-door lobbying meeting on Capitol Hill to promote high skilled immigration to the United States was “incredibly sleazy.”

“A source on Capitol Hill has informed me of an amazing briefing today by a “Who’s Who” of industry lobbying groups (PNAE, CompeteAmerica, American Immigration Lawyers Association, FWD.us etc.), presented to congressional staff. The meeting was closed to the press, which is surprising at first — what lobbyist doesn’t want his/her message to be spread far and wide? — but the reason for excluding the press turns out to be quite startling,” Norm Matloff, a professor of computer science, writes at his blog “Upon Closer Inspection.”

According to Matloff, the briefing’s title, “FACTS YOU CAN USE To Prove That High-Skilled Immigration Is Good for the Economy,” relays the real intent of the meeting. It aims to teach staffers how their politician bosses can explain to “skeptical constituents” that high skilled immigration is beneficial.

“I assume there is nothing illegal in that, but it is incredibly sleazy,” he writes.

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