This update is in the spirit of the H-1B program to bring in talent, not cheap labor. The salary requirements are increased from $60,000 to approximately $132,000. I have over 20 years of experience in technology and can confirm that this program has devolved into low cost, low skill labor.
Amend away! Employers are gaming the current system big time. Barely competent "IT developers" are brought in to work in the high tech industry. Great characters but woefully inept at the work that is required.
As an IT professional I have seen first hand too many jobs taken from US citizens and given to foreigners on these visas. Many companies are gaming the system either directly or more often indirectly through contracting firms. This has to be fixed.
Stop fighting the fact that American mayors and governors let their failing manufacturing cities and states down. Visas are needed because we do not educate and train enough people to be engineers and programmers.