A new paper published by the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics entitled, "STEM Crisis or STEM Surplus? Yes and yes," would lead many to believe that the tech industry is understaffed and needs more foreign workers.
However, the report ignores several key details and is based on incomplete sources.
One of the paper's authors works for one of the biggest users of H-1B visas, Palantir. In addition, the main source of information for the paper is interviews with 18 tech recruiters who say they struggle to find qualified talent, but the paper fails to mention that recruiters are often bound by a company's hiring restrictions such as age or years of experience making it more difficult to find applicants.