Here’s an online copy of Norman Matloff’s testimony before congress on the IT labor shortage, or they myth of it anyway. You may or may not know that Dr. Matloff has made a career of attacking proponents of increased allocations of H1B visas over the past few years. I’ve read arguments from both sides of this debate, and I’m still not sure where I come down. I can say that I’m having an awfully hard time finding qualified applicants for the jobs we have open where I work. I can also say that there are many unethical employers who exploit people working under H1B visas terribly. My gut feeling is that the debate needs to be expanded beyond the simple question of whether or not we should increase the pool of H1B visas.