I’ve enjoyed poking fun at the H-1B expansion lobbying group FWD.us several times in this blog, for its series of highly embarrassing foot-in-mouth public statements that hurt their cause. In one case, it apparently resulted in the firing of then-FWD.us president Joe Green.
I would have assumed more political sophistication for the Partnership for a New American Economy, an advocacy group founded by a politician, former NYC major Michael Bloomberg. But now PNAE chair John Feinblatt is actually defending Disney, in spite of the firm’s recent replacing of Americans by H-1Bs.
Aside from the questionable accounting of Feinblatt’s claim that Disney “added 70 tech jobs” during the “restructuring” action, the fact remains that Disney did fire Americans and replace them by H-1Bs, giving the program the black eye in the public perception that it deserves. One would think that PNAE would have the sense to simply not comment on the Disney case, rather than say something to make it worse.