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May 8, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Americans fail to find jobs as companies hire foreign workers

Population growth is the real issue

The Seattle Times’ article left out something that has a serious impact on this region [“Do visas for skilled foreigners shut out U.S. tech workers?” page one, May 5].

Absorbing many thousands of immigrants every year for almost the last 30 years creates an impact on Puget Sound pollution, congested highways, costly education and medical requirements. In fact, there is not a problem we have that is not affected by this population-growth footprint.

In addition, one must understand that because the high-tech industry wants more foreign nationals to “flood the market” and keep wages low, that affects those who take on great expense and much time in order to pursue the few jobs available in the last few years.

Richard Pelto, Kenmore

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